According to The Wall Street Journal, President Obama has taken a pass on granting auto parts suppliers' request for $10 billion in aid, leaving the financially-strapped companies to seek succor from Congress instead.
While the president's administration says it will keep a wary eye on the state of the industry, no more federal aid appears to be in the cards. As quoted in the WSJ, Neil De Koker, president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association says that he thinks the government won't financially intervene further "unless we see chaos or a disorderly situation arising where have assembly-line shutdown due to lack of ability to get parts or stuff like that, then we would relook at this situation..."
While the industry's highest-profile bankruptcy have undoubtedly been that of General Motors and Chrysler, major suppliers like Karmann, Visteon and Metaldyne have also filed in recent months, and industry watchdogs see the potential for many more red ink stained white flags to be erected before the industry's economy recovers.
[Source: The Wall Street Journal | Image: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty]