STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Predictably, employees of Chrysler’s assembly plant here are moved to cheers as CEO Sergio Marchionne and President Obama are mentioned during an event to mark the auto maker’s repayment of $6.7 billion in emergency government loans. But World-Class Manufacturing, the process-control system Chrysler has borrowed from Italy-based alliance-partner Fiat? Workers respond loudly and enthusiastically when UAW Vice President General Holiefield shouts into a microphone: ...

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