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Cosma Body Assembly Expands Lyon Township, Michigan, Assembly Plant

Cosma Body Assembly Michigan, a division of Magna International, is expanding its operations in Lyon Township, Michigan. The $23.6 million project is expected to create up to 68 jobs.

The company plans to extend its CBAM facility by 9,000 square feet, where it will house additional assembly lines to support new business from an existing customer. The current site occupies around 193,000 square feet and manufactures components including stampings, body-in-white modules, closure systems, innovative die, automated systems, and assembly systems. The expansion will allow the company to manufacture front and rear underbody structural rails, assemblies and welding and will be operational by 2022.

??“The expansion of our plant in Lyon Township demonstrates the collaboration with our customer and strengthens our manufacturing presence in Michigan,” said Don Maahs, Global Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Magna’s Body and Chassis division. “We’d like to thank the representatives of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Oakland County, and Lyon Township for their continued support.”????

The project is being supported by a $340,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, Lyon Township has offered to support the project by providing space to hold job fairs and assist the company in finding candidates for the newly created positions.

“Congratulations to the entire Magna team on your tremendous growth and success! We appreciate your continued vote of confidence in our state and in our workforce,” added?Quentin Messer, Jr.,?CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and President and Chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund. “This project is a win for Southeast Michigan and for the entire state. We’re proud to join our local partners as we celebrate Magna’s expansion in Michigan and look forward to working together with Magna as we lead the way into the future of transportation.”

Headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, Magna International is a mobility technology company and one of the world's largest automotive suppliers with 347 manufacturing operations and 94 product development, engineering and sales centers in 27 countries. The company currently has 35 facilities and more than 10,000 employees in Michigan.

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