By David Barkholz, Automotive NewsDetroit, Michigan - Cadence Innovation llc has said that it remains interested in buying nine automotive parts plants from Collins & Aikman Corp. out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Cadence issued a news release in response to a Collins & Aikman statement today that said negotiations had broken off. Collins & Aikman later said it would rejoin negotiations with Cadence."We are please to learn that Cadence is still interested in pursuing a sale transaction and look forward to resuming negotiations as quickly as possible," said David Youngman, spokesman for Collins & Aikman.Cadence, of Troy, Michigan, agreed in April to buy the plants for $68 million.But the deal stalled, possibly because of Cadence's inability to acquire Collins & Aikman's Hermosillo, Mexico, parts plant. That plant, which provides full interiors for Ford Motor Co.'s Fusion sedan platform in Hermosillo, is being bought by billionaire investor Wilbur Ross.Cadence ceo Jerry Mosingo said in the company's news release that Cadence's continued interest in the Collins & Aikman plants "stems from our goal to provide continued support to our customers."Collins & Aikman, once one of the world's largest interiors makers, is being dismantled under Chapter 11 protection. The company has been in bankruptcy protection for two years.Today, a US bankruptcy judge in Detroit approved Collins & Aikman's plan to sell assets and close plants it cannot sell.Ross did not respond to a phone call and e-mail requesting comment on the situation.Ross is building an interiors powerhouse in North America and abroad through the select purchase of financially troubled assets. Through his International Automotive Components Group, he is close to completing the acquisition of Collins & Aikman´s carpeting and soft-trim business.That would add about $615 million to an interiors business that recently purchased most of Lear Corp.'s North American and European interiors operations.With Hermosillo and Collins & Aikman´s soft-trim business, Ross's International Automotive Components would post North American original-equipment parts sales approaching $5000 million a year.In May 2005, Cadence was created by an investment group led by Harbinger Capital Partners of New York, and Yucaipa Companies llc of Los Angeles. The investors bought the former Venture Holdings Co. llc out of Chapter 11 reorganisation."