Magna has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in St. Clair, Michigan, that will build battery enclosures for the upcoming 2022 GMC Hummer EV.
Construction of the 345,000-square-foot facility, named Magna Electric Vehicle Structures, represents an investment of over $70 million. The new plant is expected to bring more than 300 jobs to the city of St. Clair over the next five years.
Magna develops battery enclosure assemblies in steel, aluminum and multi-material configurations, including lightweight composites, to meet the individual needs of its customers.
“Bringing this new battery enclosure technology to market is another example of Magna’s ability to deliver a full-system solution to automakers supporting their focus on a lower emissions future,” said John Farrell, President of Cosma International, Magna’s body and chassis group.
Production at the new plant is expected to begin in early 2022. It will be Magna’s 25th manufacturing facility in Michigan. The team at the Magna Electric Vehicle Structures facility is actively hiring for a variety of jobs, including managers, engineers, operators and more.