Automotive supplier Magna International is investing $8 million in an expansion to its seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. The project is expected to create 130 new jobs, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce.
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.
"Today represents an exciting step forward in the growth and development of our business in North America,” said Burge Young, Magna Seating vice president of operations, in a news release. “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."
Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Magna has three other manufacturing locations in South Carolina and employs approximately 1,450 people in the state, the release said.
"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,” said David Britt, Spartanburg County Economic Development Committee chairman and Economic Futures Group board member, in the release.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.p