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Ducker Worldwide in the News: New Challenge for Rush; Ford-driven Interiors with Faurecia is next big test


By Dustin Walsh
Crain's Detroit Business

Andra Rush has a history of capitalizing on opportunities -- from growing a meager trucking company funded by personal credit cards into a $115 million operation to creating an interiors joint venture with Canadian supplier Magna International Inc.

But a new venture with French auto supplier Faurecia SA could be her biggest accomplishment -- and challenge -- yet.

Ford Motor Co. sold its $1.1 billion book of business at its Saline interiors plant last week to Faurecia, which operates its North American business from Auburn Hills. As part of the deal, Faurecia and Wayne-based Rush Group Ltd.created the joint venture Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC. The operation is based out of the Gateway Industrial Center off the Southfield Freeway and I-96 in Detroit.

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