HUNTSVILLE, AL – Siemens VDO Automotive’s mammoth electronics plant here shows there is a future for high-volume, high-tech component manufacturing in the U.S. Proving that point, however, has been difficult, expensive and a bit messy. This proud community, known as “Rocket City” and built on the pioneering work by scientist Wernher von Braun in launching the nation’s space program in the 1950s, has had to adopt a new mindset and make painful concessions. Siemens VDO purchased two ...

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