A major auto parts supplier officially broke ground today for a new plant in Flint.
Lear Corporation plans to manufacture seats on the site of the former Buick City plant. The new plant will employee hundreds of people.
“There’s a lot of negative news today,” Ray Scott, executive vice president, Lear, and president, Lear seating business, told the crowd on hand for the ceremony. “To have a positive story is really a wonderful thing.”
Over the next year, Lear plans to transform 33 acres of blank concrete into a new 156,000-sq. ft. production facility that will assembly seats for GM trucks.