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Magna International Constructs St. Clair, Michigan, Manufacturing Facility

Magna International started construction on a new 345,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in St. Clair, Michigan. The $70.1 million project is expected to create 304 jobs over the next five years.

The location will produce battery enclosures for the all-new 2022 GMC Hummer EV. Production at the facility, Magna’s 25th in Michigan, is expected to begin in early 2022.

“Bringing this new battery enclosure technology to market is another example of Magna’s ability to deliver a full-system solution to automakers supporting their focus on a lower emissions future,” said John Farrell, President of Cosma International, Magna’s body and chassis group. “The move toward electrification allows us to rethink what is possible and demonstrate how we can leverage our core strengths to continue bringing customers innovative solutions that help them meet their goals, no matter how challenging.”

The project was approved for a $1.5 million Michigan Business Development Program grant. In addition, the city of St. Clair anticipates approval of a property tax abatement, according to the Michigan Strategic Fund. Plus the approval of a State Education Tax abatement to be used along with the locally-approved abatement.

“This investment by Magna will create great jobs for our state’s talented workforce as we continue to implement our Michigan Back to Work plan to get Michiganders back on their feet,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “This announcement reaffirms Michigan is transforming along with the automotive industry to ensure the next generation of mobility and electrification is designed, developed, tested, and built right here in our state.”

The Magna Electric Vehicle Structures-Michigan, Inc. is a newly created entity of Magna International, Inc, a global automotive supplier with ties to the automobile industry for more than 50 years.

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