Update: We already reported on the Chrysler/Plastech fracas this morning. Now Automotive News is reporting that the two have settled their differences and that Plastech, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, will resume making parts for Chrysler today. Chrysler had made a play for the tools Plastech uses to create sumptuous interiors and other essential elements for Seebrings and Jeeps, but Plastech backed them off. Chrysler idled plants. Things got tense. But now they've all made nice. So, no goons busting into Plastech to cart off their stuff and take it to another, more fiscally stable and probably cheaper supplier. Question is: Is this a one-off dispute between Chrysler, now owned by private-equity firm Cerberus, and a supplier; or is it a harbinger of a new way of doing business in Detroit?
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