Buick City Site to See Renovation - Jobs

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Mayor Karen Weaver is joined by Lear execs for new plant groundbreakin
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A new 160,000 square foot facility and the hope of 600 new jobs in flint could be the start of the city’s come-back. Monday, Mayor Karen weaver and other executives broke ground at the site of the former Buick City for Lear Corporation’s new manufacturing plant. Lear will manufacture automotive seating at the new site. Ray Scott is president of Lear’s seating division and a Flint native. In a release from Lear, Scott says he has a lot of pride in the city and though they had other options to locate the plant, the revitalization of his hometown was “the right thing to do.”

Weaver says the plant will affect more than just those seeking jobs there. She says, “This is a true investment in the city, when you’re spending $30 to $31 million dollars and putting in a factory, and saying you want to hire people from the city of Flint and Genesee County. It’s what we’ve been waiting for and we hope this is the domino that really sends things in the other direction for us.”

Weaver says not only will the plant bring new jobs, but will also have an impact on the local economy by propping up small business and the north side community. She says everything from public transit to housing will be affected by the new plant, which is set to open at the end of 2018. Weaver says she’s not ready to make any announcements yet, but plans are in the works to bring other new industry into the area. She says the water crisis overshadowed much of the good work going on in Flint and the Lear plant is just the start of jobs growth in the city. She says she looks forward to announcing more economic changes by the end of this year.

Watch the Lear website for the jobs to be posted in the coming weeks. Visit www.lear.com/Site/Careers/.

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