GAS CITY, Ind. -- Amcast Industrial Corp. has resumed shipping wheels to General Motors Corp., but federal bankruptcy court documents show the relationship between the two companies is coming to an end.

Amcast stopped all deliveries of previously ordered wheels on Nov. 30, the day before Amcast filed for emergency bankruptcy protection, court documents filed this week said.

Although plants were receiving parts from Amcast on Wednesday, GM spokesman Tom Hill said the automaker is not planning to continue doing business with the wheel manufacturer.

"The intention at this time would be to continue with Amcast in orderly wind-down activities and then source the business to other suppliers," Hill said.

Amcast, based in the northeastern Indiana town of Fremont, employs 727 workers at plants in Fremont, Franklin and Gas City. The company makes aluminum wheels for cars and trucks and aluminum castings used for automobile suspensions, brakes and steering.

The resumption of orders came after talks designed to modify business contracts between the two companies broke down.

If deliveries from Amcast had not resumed, GM would have begun shutting down assembly plants Thursday, Mark W. Fischer, GM's director of supply risk management said in a statement filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Indianapolis.

Amcast expected new and continued business from GM -- the source of about 80 percent of its revenue -- after it reorganized and emerged from its first Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing last summer, according to documents filed last week.

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