A supplier in bankruptcy has an enormously difficult challenge trying to win new business with both existing customers and prospects. Rightfully so, the customer has to wonder about the long-term viability of such a contract. So Tower Automotive Inc. is eager to discuss a contract the supplier landed with Ford Motor Co. after Tower's Feb. 2 Chapter 11 filing. Bill Pumphrey, president of Tower's North American Operations. Convincing Ford that bankruptcy would not result in any supply ...

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