Sunday, May 01, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Friday, 11/16/2007

Johnson Controls to buy former Ford plant in Saline


DETROIT - Johnson Controls Inc., the world's largest maker of automotive seats, said yesterday it has agreed to acquire an interior-components plant in Saline, Mich., from Ford Motor Co.

The instrument-panel factory is one of 17 returned to Ford by former subsidiary Visteon Corp. in 2005. Terms of the sale to Johnson Controls weren't disclosed.

Ford is left with two former Visteon operations, in Monroe and Utica, Mich., to sell or close.

Ford took back the plants and six other facilities to keep the parts maker out of bankruptcy and ensure supplies of auto parts.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Points of Interest