Canadian Manufacturing

Magna enters joint venture with LAN to assemble seats in Michigan

Production is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2023 and is expected to bring-in more than 390 jobs to the city of Detroit.

February 23, 2022   by CM Staff

AURORA — Magna has entered into a joint venture with LAN Manufacturing, a minority-owned automotive supplier based in Michigan.

The JV, to be called LM Manufacturing, will assemble complete seats for various trucks and SUVs for Ford Motor Company operating from a 296,000 square-foot leased facility in Detroit, Mich. Magna will own a 49 per cent stake.

Production is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2023 and is expected to bring-in more than 390 jobs to the city of Detroit. The Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded a $2 million grant to the JV.

“We are excited about this opportunity with LM Manufacturing as we continue supporting Ford on some of their high-volume vehicle programs,” said Magna Seating President John Wyskiel in a statement.

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“We expect the joint venture to complement the seating capabilities and footprint we already have in the state.”


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