Chrysler's Dangerous Game

The new Chrysler is playing a dangerous game. When the carmaker’s new management decided to cancel contracts with troubled Plastech Engineered Products—which makes dashboard and cabin parts for Chrysler and others—it sent the company reeling into bankruptcy. Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli told reporters at the Chicago Auto Show this week that when a supplier has trouble in any aspect of their business, the company has to react to protect its interests. And in this case, Chrysler is done with Plastech, says a report in the Detroit News.

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