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SC: Magna to Expand Spartanburg County Plant, Create 130 Jobs

27 Mar, 2018


Magna International, a mobility technology company and one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, is expanding its seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. The company's $8 million expansion is projected to create 130 jobs.

Headquartered in Aurora, a town located in Ontario, Canada, Magna operates facilities across the globe with competitive capabilities that include body exteriors and structures; power and vision technologies; seating systems; and complete vehicle solutions. Magna has three other manufacturing locations in South Carolina and employs approximately 1,450 people in the state.

Announced in 2016, the company's seat manufacturing plant, which supplies seats to the BMW Group, will be expanding by 25,000 square feet and adding new shipping bays to accommodate increased customer volumes. Hiring for the new jobs is projected to begin in the third quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online or readySC's website.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

Quotes

"Today represents an exciting step forward in the growth and development of our business in North America. We have a strong leadership team and a highly-skilled workforce who are dedicated to world-class manufacturing and have a clear mission: to be the premier seat supplier to our customers here in South Carolina and around the world." -Magna Seating Vice President of Operations Burge Young

"Magna International is a longtime member of the South Carolina business community, and we're proud to see that this global company is continuing to find success here. I look forward to watching all that this plant will achieve in the years to come." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"South Carolina's automotive industry continues to thrive, and today's announcement by Magna is just the latest example of that. I congratulate the leadership at Magna International on achieving yet another milestone in the Palmetto State." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"We are extremely pleased that Magna International is already expanding its operations here in Spartanburg County to accommodate increased customer volumes. As a global manufacturer, Magna's decision to expand demonstrates the continued opportunity for existing industries to grow here. Spartanburg County will benefit from this expansion now and in the future." -David Britt, Spartanburg County Economic Development Committee chairman and Economic Futures Group board member

Five Fast Facts

  • Magna is expanding its Spartanburg County seat manufacturing plant.
  • $8 million investment to create 130 new jobs.
  • Magna International is a tech-focused, global automotive supplier with four locations in South Carolina.
  • The company's seat manufacturing plant will be expanded by adding 25,000 square feet and additional shipping bays.

Hiring for the new jobs is projected to begin in the third quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online or readySC's website

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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