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Lear Corporation Breaks Ground on New Facility in Flint

Lear Corporation Breaks Ground on New Facility in Flint

10/02/2017

Lear Corporation Breaks Ground on New Facility in Flint

Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, today broke ground on a new seat manufacturing facility located on the former site of the historic Buick City complex in Flint, Mich.

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Ray Scott, executive vice president of Lear Corporation and president of Lear's seating business, was joined by Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and Tom McMillen, executive director, Interiors & Safety, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain at General Motors.

Jason Scott, global vice president for Lear’s GM seating group, presented an informational overview including specific plans for the Flint plant, and Gerald Kariem, Director of UAW Region 1D, provided additional remarks.

Lear’s Flint seating plant will be the first major automotive supplier manufacturing facility constructed in Flint in more than 30 years. Plans call for the 156,000-sq.ft. facility to begin production of seats by April 2018. The world-class facility will employ approximately 600 workers, when it reaches full production. Thirty percent of the 33-plus acre site will be green space.

Lear chose the Buick City site for a number of reasons including: its proximity to the homes of many of its workers, the location of the GM plant, as well as the corporation’s objective to give back to the communities in which it operates. The Flint area has been hard hit in recent years, and Lear also wants to bring manufacturing back to the area since many manufacturing jobs in Flint have been lost over the past several decades.

Flint holds sentimental value for Ray Scott, who grew up in Flint and worked while attending the University of Michigan-Flint delivering parts just-in-time to General Motors.

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