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The automotive supplier inaugurated its new automotive seating plant in Wentzville, Missouri. The facility represents a $13 million investment in the area to support its General Motors business.
The plant started production in September and employs 180 people.“The historic investments made by both Ford and GM continue to grow Missouri’s automotive supply chain and drive significant economic impact around the state,” said Mike Downing, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “Faurecia’s multi-million dollar expansion both strengthens Missouri’s automotive vehicle production industry and supports further job creation in its community and beyond.”Faurecia produces seats for General Motors’ award winning “Motor Trend Truck of the Year” Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon truck lines during two shifts at the Wentzville plant.When Faurecia sought to build a new workforce in Wentzville, it partnered with individuals from the Department of Economic Development, Missouri Career Center and St. Charles Community College for job fair assistance and help identifying qualified candidates. Several candidates had completed or were currently enrolled in the National Career Readiness Certificate program, which teaches skills that are critical to job success.Faurecia Automotive Seating is a specialist in the manufacture of high-performance seating mechanisms, global-standard frames and advanced mechatronics systems with operations at 76 sites in 25 countries. The company ranks in the top three for production of complete seats and is renowned for its seating innovations that provide smart comfort solutions. North America is the second-largest region for Faurecia Automotive Seating, following Europe.The 81,844 square-foot Wentzville plant is the 47th Faurecia production site in North America. In all, Faurecia employs more than 20,000 people in the United States, Mexico and Canada.More information: www.faurecia.com