Magna International in Troy has started construction on a 122,500-square-foot facility that will manufacture complete seat assemblies for General Motors’ Spring Hill Assembly Plant in Tennessee, the automotive supplier confirmed Wednesday.
The announcement follows GM’s recent statements of continued investments in its own Spring Hill facility to produce the next-generation Cadillac SRX.
Magna officials say several factors went into the decision to open what will be its fifth location in Tennessee.
“This new facility demonstrates our commitment to GM in delivering high-quality products through our world-class manufacturing initiatives,” says Mike Bisson, president of Magna Seating. “We are pleased to support our customer and look forward to potential growth opportunities.”
Magna’s Spring Hill facility will employ approximately 75 people when it begins production in January.