Automotive supplier Magna Seating is planning a 300,000-square-foot plant and 500 new jobs in suburban Detroit near the Orion Assembly Plant of customer General Motors.
The $100 million just-in-time seating plant is expected to be built on 40 acres at 1700 Brown Road, according to an Auburn Hills, Mich., planning commission document.
Magna confirmed the project investment and size as well as the number of jobs spurred by new business from GM. The jobs will be UAW-represented.
"We are working with the city of Auburn Hills and the State of Michigan on a potential new facility that would ultimately supply GM's Lake Orion Assembly Plant and Factory Zero," spokeswoman Tracy Fuerst said in an email to Crain's Detroit Business, an affiliate of Automotive News.