DEARBORN, MI – Frank Macher allowed the unthinkable to happen. As president and CEO of bankrupt supplier Collins & Aikman Corp., he was in the loop in mid-October when his company stopped shipment of interior parts to Ford Motor Co.’s Hermosillo, Mexico, plant in a dispute over component prices. The Hermosillo facility, which produces Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and Mercury Milan sedans, shut down temporarily as a result. Pricing disputes are common as domestic auto makers and ...

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