FLINT, MI—For the first the first time in more than 30 years, a major automotive supplier has opened an assembly plant here.

Lear Corp. broke ground on their Flint site in October 2017, and ten months later, the facility has opened. The 156,000-square-foot plant will supply seats for the Flint General Motors Truck Assembly plant.

“We spent $34 million investing in technology, really giving our employees the tools to do their job,” says Lear CEO and Flint native Ray Scott. The facility sits on 33 acres of the former site of a General Motors Buick factory. A third of the new factory site is dedicated to green space.

Lear has anticipated hiring more than 430 people for the factory initially. at full production mode, the facility could employ as many as 600.