AUBURN HILLS, MI – Claiming an industry first, General Motors Corp. has established a design studio here that focuses exclusively on developing vehicle accessories. Set up with supplier Plastech Engineered Products Inc. in February, the GM Accessory Design Studio (GMADS) employs about 15 people who work with suppliers and the GM Design Center in nearby Warren, MI, to develop aftermarket parts during the vehicle-development process. Nancy Philippart “We used to just concentrate on ...

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