Nine suppliers have joined Ford on a supplier manufacturing campus located near the Chicago Assembly Plant and employing up to 1,000 people. Such supplier parks are common in countries such as but Ford is claiming a first for the US. Suppliers include Sanderson (stampings), Tower Automotive (stampings), ZF-Lemforder (suspension), Visteon (instrument panels, fuel tanks, engine coolant components, S-Y Systems (wiring), Summit Polymers (injected plastics), Plastech (injected and blow molded plastics), Brose (door components) and Pico (manufacturing equipment).