In nearly every market at some point in 2008, vehicle manufacturers faced a similar problem: a dearth of buyers either holding tight to their cash as a hedge against possible job loss or unable to obtain loans from banks fearful of collapse....More
The GM-CAW pact was the first domino to fall in a game with no winners. And as sales spiraled downward, culminating in a 21.2% fourth-quarter plunge, auto makers shredded their production plans....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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