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Commenter allenparkpete made some interesting insider observations on the relationship between the automakers and their suppliers, and it's been a somewhat regular topic of Sweet Peet D.'s over the last few years. It's obvious that with the shrinking sales of the American automakers, the suppliers need to restructure; the big question is how.

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