Magna plans to add 5,000 square feet to the plant, as well as at least 100 parking spaces and three shipping docks. It also will renovate current space as part of the expansion. Two new automated storage and retrieval systems will be added.
Lear's safety protocols include strenuous cleaning regimens, temperature checks, plexiglass guards in high-traffic areas and more. The company also is testing new technologies.
Lear held an open house, of sorts, for its production line leaders to get them acclimated with the rigorous new safety protocols as the plant is set to begin limited production Monday. Crain's Detroit Business reporter Dustin Walsh got a first-hand look.
Adient said $530 million of its $717 million decline in revenue during the quarter stemmed from the COVID-19 outbreak's impact, primarily from lower vehicle production across Asia. The supplier shored up its quarter by cutting $757 million in expenses.
Sakthi Automotive was once a keystone to Detroit's manufacturing resurgence, but behind the scenes Sakthi's owners battled over control while operations stumbled and financials tanked. GM said it was forced to resource its business with the supplier.
Organizers are calling the Southeast Michigan Auto Show in early January a consumer-focused event as opposed to the international, media-driven flair of the North American International Auto Show, held annually at Detroit's Cobo Center but moving to June in 2020.