RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico – Metaldyne Corp. CEO Tim Leuliette got an interesting phone call this week from an executive with a European auto maker. "He asked me about building an engine," Leuliette tells Ward's. Suppliers, including Metaldyne, have been assuming more and more development work for powertrain components and systems, so it should not have come as a total shock to Leuliette. "We have been working our way up the value chain." Here in the Sonoran desert 500 miles (805 km) southwest ...
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