Lear building plant on part of Flint’s former Buick City
Automotive supplier Lear Corp. is building a plant on part of a massive former manufacturing site in Flint.
Officials of the Southfield-based manufacturer joined other leaders Monday for a groundbreaking where the Buick City complex once stood. Most of the 390-acre Buick City closed in 1999, creating one of Michigan’s largest brownfield sites.
Officials said Lear’s seating plant will be the first major auto supplier manufacturing facility built in Flint in three decades. The roughly 33-acre development is expected to start production in April and employ about 600 workers when it reaches full production.