Collins & Aikman Corp., which filed for bankruptcy protection May 17, reportedly has received a proposal from competitor Lear Corp. suggesting a joint venture involving their interior trim businesses. Lear is seeking financial information from C&A necessary to make a formal offer and says it is “well-positioned” to raise third-party financing. C&A already has received a $1 billion takeover bid from Plastech Engineered Products Inc. of Dearborn, MI. Additionally, C&A ...

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