Cavnue, the developer of the planned autonomous corridor between Detroit and Ann Arbor, hired former U.S. Department of Transportation Under Secretary Tyler Duvall as its CEO. Mark de la Vergne, former chief mobility officer for the city of Detroit, was named director of the firm's Michigan office.
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.