Last week's groundbreaking for new hot coil spring capacity at Meritor Suspension Systems Co.'s Hopkinsville, KY, plant is the latest proof Meritor Automotive Inc.'s early hookup with a major Japanese supplier is paying off. MSSC is a joint venture between Meritor and Mitsubishi Steel Mfg. — Japan's leading coil spring and suspension bar supplier. Within a year of forming the tie-up in 1986, MSSC had signed supply contracts with virtually every Japanese-affiliated automaker in North ...

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