An all-new, $55 million manufacturing facility to supply parts to Fiat Chrysler vehicles could come to the former Kettering High School site on Detroit’s east side pending a 32-acre land purchase, approval from City Council and a series of community engagement meetings.
Dakkota Integrated Systems, a tier-one automotive supplier, announced plans today to build a 600,000-square foot facility and hire 625 employees — with preference given to recruits who come through the Detroit at Work system — with expectations of coming online in late 2020.
With today’s announcement that Dakkota Integrated Systems, an automotive supplier with plans to hire 625 employees at a new facility, plans to build on the former Kettering High School site, you might be wondering what will happen to the big blue “K” that sat on the school’s grounds for years.
Fear not, for the “K” will be preserved.
Global auto supplier Flex-N-Gate is nearing completion on a new, $160 million plant on the east side and needs more than 400 workers from Detroit to fill its ranks.
Starting now, Detroit residents interested in working for Flex-N-Gate, which makes exterior trim components, chassis components, lighting and other automotive widgets, have a new pathway to apply for jobs ranging from hourly workers to management positions.
Here’s how it works.
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