Tier 1 automotive supplier Magna will invest more than $500 million to build two new plants and expand a third in Michigan.
Magna Electric Vehicle Structures will add a 740,000-sq.-ft. (68,750-sq.-m) expansion to its existing plant in St. Clair, 52 miles (84 km) northeast of Detroit. Magna says the project is expected to create 920 jobs. The facility first opened in 2021 and currently supplies steel battery enclosures to a global automaker. Operations in the expansion are expected to start in Q4 2023.
A new, 200,000-sq.-ft. (18,580 sq.-m) greenfield plant in Macomb County’s Shelby Township, 25 miles (40 km) north of Detroit, will supply battery tray components for a global automaker’s electric vehicles. More than 155 new jobs are expected, with production planned to start in March 2023.
A new, 110,000-sq.-ft. (10,220-sq.-m) brownfield factory in Detroit will supply seat frames and trim and foam assembly to a U.S.-based automaker. About 490 jobs are planned at full production.
Magna has 32 facilities and more than 10,000 employees throughout Michigan. The company is currently hiring for various positions including managers, engineers and operators.