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GRAND RAPIDS — After purposely avoiding deals in the automotive industry, private equity firm Blackford Capital has shifted its strategy with the acquisition of a Southeast Michigan supplier.  

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A decade after shifting industry patterns and a global recession decimated the U.S. tool and die industry, one German entrepreneur believes current conditions in the automotive sector prove there’s now a need for more tooling capacity in West Michigan.

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Although fears over China’s stalling economy sent global stock markets reeling in late August, experts say the impact to West Michigan’s manufacturers will be complex — and not necessarily all negative.

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ACME — While the automotive industry’s near-death experience shaped how it restructured to survive in the recession, its evolution during the recovery years is driving a different kind of change.

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As new car sales continue to grow, automakers and their suppliers have shifted into investment mode to meet increasing production schedules, lifting their self-imposed moratorium on increasing capacity in the post-recession era.

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A combination of cost-cutting initiatives and pressures from customers to globalize production may prove to be a challenge in the coming years for West Michigan companies in the automotive supply chain.

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The focus on low-volume performance and luxury cars at the Detroit auto show could still signal opportunities for auto suppliers in West Michigan as more high-end technology filters down to mainstream models.

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Sunday, 07 December 2014 22:00

Experts predict uptick in auto supplier M&A

Amid an improving automotive market, suppliers with easy access to capital and more deployable cash on their balance sheets are turning to mergers and acquisitions to drive growth.

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As production for the 2015 model year of vehicles ramps up, one West Michigan automotive supplier has capitalized on a recent capacity expansion to accommodate growth.

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The city of Greenville in Montcalm County could serve as a case study of how the global economy affects the business climate in West Michigan.

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