US parts suppliers focus on steel, auto production


By David Bailey CHICAGO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Rising steel costs and North American light vehicle production cuts weighed on Thursday on quarterly results of U.S. auto parts suppliers, including Dura Automotive Systems and American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. North American production and the impact from steel are key questions for the 2005 outlook for parts makers, although rising steel prices have not had as devastating a toll on some suppliers as might have been expected, ...

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