DETROIT – Cost relief awaits auto makers that tap the supply chain for engine assembly, says Linamar Corp. CEO Linda Hasenfratz. The global economic collapse has so intensified interest in cost-cutting, “there are no sacred cows anymore,” she says. “Everything’s on the table.” Canada-based Linamar has held preliminary discussions about assembling original-equipment engines, a prospect Hasenfratz calls “very, very realistic,” if only because suppliers have the required expertise. But she ...

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