Automotive component plants previously owned by Big Three auto makers can be saddled with extreme legacy costs, out-of-date facilities and shaky futures – as Delphi Corp. and Visteon Corp. have proven. Occasionally, however, a supplier can take over an OEM’s U.S. parts making operation and find success. (See related story: Buy OEM Component Plants No Picnic ) Dayton now has more than a dozen customers. Behr GmbH & Co. of Stuttgart purchased the Dayton Thermal Plant from ...

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