Lear Corp. to expand its facility in Spartanburg

Automotive seating supplier Lear Corp. plans to expand its existing operations in Spartanburg County.

The facility makes automotive seating for carmakers including Volvo and BMW.   File photo

Automotive seating supplier Lear Corp. plans to expand its existing operations in Spartanburg County.

“We have a world-class seating facility in Duncan, South Carolina, with an outstanding workforce. We are very pleased to be able to invest in future growth at this location,” Lear President and CEO Matt Simoncini said in a news release. “We appreciate the support of Spartanburg County and their partners at the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and look forward to continued success at our Duncan facility.”

The company’s expansion project includes adding equipment and upgrading its existing infrastructure, bringing $7.7 million in new capital investment. The facility at 1200 Woods Chapel Road in Duncan supports automotive seating projects for companies including Volvo and BMW.

“To see a company like Lear Corp. choose to continue investing in our state and our people are important signs to the business community around the world that South Carolina is the place to be,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing the new heights the relationship between our state and this company will reach in the years to come.”

Lear Corp. is a Fortune 500 company with 250 locations in 36 nations.

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