Faurecia, the French auto supplier, recently opened a new facility in the Macomb County city, adding 106 jobs.
Faurecia decided to extend its manufacturing in Fraser to boost production of the interior modules for the 2013 Cadillac ATS. The company’s new facility on Masonic also manufactures center console components and instrument panels for the Ford Focus, just like the first plant on 14 Mile, less than a mile away, which employs 750 workers.
Thursday, August 2nd, Faurecia celebrated the opening of its new plant in Fraser with a flag-raising ceremony attended by Gov. Rick Snyder, who was offered a company T-shirt with the new factory logo, exactly like those wore by dozens of the plant employees present at the ceremony.
“Michigan is the comeback state of the United States today. … All of you are role models for what we’re trying to do,” Snyder said, alluding to the 800 jobs the company had added so far this year.
Faurecia, which currently has 84,000 workers in 33 countries, from which 3,400 in Michigan, is the 8th largest auto supplier and the biggest interior supplier in North America. Last year the company reported total sales of $22.5 billion.