Faurecia (IW 1000/212), the world's sixth-largest automotive supplier and North America's largest supplier of interior systems, opened a second production facility in Fraser, Mich., on Wednesday.
The plant specializes in injection molding, thermoforming and in-mold graining processes to create 10 parts for the 2013 Cadillac ATS interior module: a glove box, knee bolster, defroster grille, center console, front- and rear-door bolsters and two appliques.
The employs 106 and is expected to reach full production levels before the end of this year.
"Auto manufacturing continues to play an important role in Michigan's reinvention," said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. "Workers at this facility are integral to the assembly of some of the best-selling vehicles produced by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, and we appreciate Faurecia's commitment to our state with its new Fraser plant."
Employees at the Masonic plant will adopt the Faurecia Excellence System (FES), which the company employs across all aspects of its operations worldwide, from research and development to production, sales and corporate functions.