|Traded as||NYSE: AXL|
|Headquarters||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Products||passenger car, light truck, and commercial vehicle segments|
$ 2.5 billion (FY 2011)
|Operating income||$ 223.4 million (FY 2011)|
|Net income||$ 137.1 million (FY 2011)|
|Total assets||$ 2.3 billion (FY 2011)|
|Total equity||$ -419.6 billion (FY 2011)|
AAM was founded in 1994 when a private investor group, led by Richard E. "Dick" Dauch, James W. McLernon, Raymond Park and Morton E. Harris purchased the Final Drive and Forge Business Unit from GM's Saginaw Division. In 1999, AAM went public, and is traded as "AXL" on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AAM has grown to supply various OEM manufacturers around the globe in the passenger car, light truck, and commercial vehicle segments.
2008 strike 
On February 26, 2008, approximately 3600 AAM employees went on what would be a three month long strike to protest a proposed wage and benefit cut by the company's management. The proposal would reduce workers' hourly wage from $28 to $14 and would also cut benefits. The strike cost General Motors $2.6 billion as the automaker lost the production of its Chevrolet Malibu sedan and other vehicles.
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