With the opening on Wednesday of the Detroit Manufacturing systems (DMS), an auto parts manufacturer in the city's Gateway Industrial Center, Detroit will gain 572 jobs over the next five years.
The company, which will invest $29 million in the facility, is a joint venture of Rush Group, the largest Native American enterprise in the country, and France-based supplier Faurecia.
The plant, which opened in May is producing instrument panels for the Mustang.
In October the company will build a second assembly line to make interior parts for the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition full-size SUVs. And in 2013 ,more lines will be added to supply the Ford’s F-150, the Lincoln MKS , Lincoln MKT and the Ford Focus.
The company received assistance through a variety of government sources. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. supported DMS with a Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax credit valued at up to $4,055,642. And the Detroit Economic Growth Corp, worked with DMS to secure a 12-year property tax abatement valued at approximately $4.2 million.