DMS will build the plant on the former Jeep factory site in Toledo near this Dana facility (pictured).
Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC plans to announce Wednesday the groundbreaking of a new plant in Toledo to serve the nearby Jeep assembly operations.
The joint venture between Rush Group and the subsidiary of French supplier Faurecia SA plans to create "hundreds" of jobs at the more than 102,000-square-foot plant at 3400 Jeep Parkway in the Overland Industrial Park on the city's north side, according to a media advisory.
DMS declined to identify which automaker it would be supporting from the plant, but FCA US LLC's Toledo Assembly Complex operates just three miles east of the Overland site -- which once was the home of the Jeep Wrangler. The plant will be located near Dana Inc.'s new axle factory on the site.
The DMS plant is expected to assemble interior parts for FCA, according to a source familiar with the matter. This work was done for many years by Toledo Molding & Die, but the supplier lost the contract to DMS, the source said.
Andra Rush, CEO of DMS; John Tuschman, Toledo Port Authority board chair; and Ed Harmon, CEO of Toledo-based commercial real estate firm NAI Harmon Group, are expected to speak at Wednesday's news conference.
DMS was formed in 2012 after Faurecia acquired a $1.1 billion book of interiors business from the former Visteon Corp. plant in Saline from Ford Motor Co.
At its plant in the Gateway Industrial Center in Detroit, DMS supplies cockpits, instrument and door panels and center consoles to a dozen Ford programs including the F-150 pickup, Expedition, Explorer, Focus, Mustang and Taurus.
Larry Vellequette of Automotive News contributed to this report.