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Posted on: March 28, 2018

GoUpstate: Magna Seating Celebrates $8M Expansion

Magna Seating Expansion

Photo by: Zach Pippin, Governor's Office

Article by: GoUpstate Staff Reports

BMW supplier Magna Seating of Moore celebrated the opening of an $8 million expansion that will create 130 new jobs, officials announced Monday.

Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, the company first opened its 230,000-square-foot facility at Tyger Industrial Park North last year.

It became Magna’s fourth facility in South Carolina, producing automobile parts such as the body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems.

The plant manufactures seats for BMW’s X models that are produced at the German automaker’s Greer plant in Spartanburg County.

The expansion will cover 25,000 square feet and add new shipping bays to accommodate increased customer volumes, according to a statement by Gov. Henry McMaster.

“Magna International is a longtime member of the South Carolina business community, and we’re proud to see that this global company is continuing to find success here,” McMaster said in a statement.

“We are extremely pleased that Magna International is already expanding its operations here in Spartanburg County to accommodate increased customer volume,” Britt said in a statement. “As a

global manufacturer, Magna’s decision to expand demonstrates the continued opportunity for existing industries to grow here.”

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