Magna International is building a $29 million automotive seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County, the company's fourth in South Carolina.
An estimated 480 new jobs will be created at the new plant in the next five years. Those seeking work can visit the company's career page at http://www.magna.com/careers.
“This is a new chapter in the ongoing collaboration between Magna and BMW, as it’s our first seating business award with this valued global customer," Magna Seating President Mike Bisson said. "With this investment and job creation, we are extremely pleased to join the growing automotive industry in South Carolina."
The 230,000-square-foot plant in the Tyger River Industrial Park on Highway 290 should be operational in June 2017. The facility's main focus will be on supplying seats for BMW’s nearby assembly plant.
“Magna International has been a tremendous partner to South Carolina for over 20 years, and the fact that it will now operate four world-class manufacturing facilities here is a huge win for our state," Gov. Nikki Haley said. "This $29 million and the 480 new jobs it means for Spartanburg County is a real reason to celebrate, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the commitment Magna International continues to show toward South Carolina."