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Plans underway for new auto supplier plant on Kettering High School site

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.


Here's how to get one of 400 new jobs at the new Flex-N-Gate plant

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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