Auto parts supplier breaks ground on new plant in Detroit.
Auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate has broken ground on a $95 million plant in Detroit.
A ceremony was held Monday at the site of the new manufacturing facility in the Interstate 94 Industrial Park on the city's east side.
The company says that up to 750 jobs could be added at the 350,000-square-foot plant which is expected to open next year.
Flex-N-Gate makes exterior trim components and other products. It will supply parts to Ford Motor Co.
The Detroit City Council recently approved a nearly $6 million property tax abatement to support the project.
The city says the company is committed to developing a plan to ensure permanent jobs for Detroit residents.