The new plant will build seats for just-in-time delivery to the nearby General Motors Flint Assembly plant, as well as the General Motors Fort Wayne plant in Indiana.

“Flint is the definition of a community-driven city, fuelled by dedicated people who are committed to making things happen,” said Ray Scott, Lear President and CEO.

Lear’s Flint seating plant is the first major automotive supplier manufacturing facility constructed in Flint in more than 30 years. The new plant’s conveyor system utilises Lear’s proprietary LPS (Lear Production System), which monitors all key elements of the seat.

Waste and recycling efforts will ensure the facility is a zero waste to landfill. Additional elements that will further contribute to the plant’s environmental footprint include energy-efficient lighting and an area dedicated for green space covering 30% of the whole site.