Magna plant expanding operations, creating 130 new jobs in Spartanburg Co.


SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Magna International will be expanding its seat manufacturing plant in the Upstate and will be creating new jobs.

According to a news release, Magna — a mobility technology company and automotive supplier — will expand it’s seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County and is expected to create 130 new jobs.

Magna, which is headquartered in Canada, operates facilities around world that makes body exteriors and structures, power and vision technology, seating systems and complete vehicle solutions.

β€œWe 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 said. 

According to the release, the company already has three manufacturing locations in the South Carolina and supplies seats to the BMW Group.

The seat manufacturing plant will expand by 25,000 square feet and new shipping bays will be added to accommodate increased volumes.

β€œToday represents an exciting step forward in the growth and development of our business in North America,” Burge Young, Magna Seating vice president of operations, said. “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.”

Hiring for the new jobs is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018 and anyone interested in working with Magna can click here or visit the readySC’s website.

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