Johnson Controls Inc. has signed a tentative deal to acquire sole ownership of TechnoTrim's Glasgow, KY, automotive seat trim cover plant. TechnoTrim is a Livonia, MI-based joint venture between JCI and Tachi-S of Japan. TechnoTrim had scheduled an Oct. 1 shutdown for the 116,000-sq.-ft. facility, which now manufactures seat trim covers for Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. JCI says it “jumped at the opportunity” to keep the plant, ending a two-year search ...

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