AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Faurecia, North America’s sixth-largest automotive supplier, inaugurated its new automotive seating plant this week in Wentzville, Mo. The facility represents a $13 million investment by Faurecia in the area to support its GM business. The plant started production in September and employs 180 people.
Faurecia produces seats for General Motors’ award-winning “Motor Trend Truck of the Year” Chevrolet Colorado, as well as the GMC Canyon truck lines, during two shifts at the Wentzville plant.
When Faurecia sought to build a new workforce in Wentzville, it partnered with individuals from the Department of Economic Development, Missouri Career Center and St. Charles Community College for job fair assistance and help identifying qualified candidates. Several candidates had completed or were currently enrolled in the National Career Readiness Certificate program, which teaches skills that are critical to job success.
The 81,844-square-foot Wentzville plant is the 47th Faurecia production site in North America. In all, Faurecia employs more than 20,000 people in the United States, Mexico and Canada.