General Motors Corp. chooses Kolbenschmidt Pier-burg AG to make connecting rod/piston “power modules” for its upcoming Series 8100 Vortec V-8 truck engines. Kolbenschmidt will enjoy supplying 1 million pistons annually as GM production estimates hover somewhere near the 130,000 mark for the new Vortec engine. Suppliers of aluminum, forging-grade steel, stainless steel and other materials used in the modules have not been named, according to American Metals Market. In spite of current ...

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