MILWAUKEE – No matter what happens with affirmative action programs in the U.S, interiors and battery supplier Johnson Controls Inc. will continue to accelerate its purchases from minority and women-owned businesses, says CEO John M. Barth. He adds that JCI expects to increase such purchases by $50 million this year. Two lawsuits challenging the University of Michigan’s use of race as part of its admissions policy in an effort to increase the diversity of its student body have ...

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