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Detroit Manufacturing Systems plans to hire 500 on west side

Detroit Manufacturing Systems, a new manufacturing venture on the city's west side, is up and running and hiring.

The automotive supplier has already hired 50 people since it opened in May and has a couple dozen job openings for both salary and hourly positions. The company hopes to create 572 new jobs over the next five years.

"We expect to have 500 employees within the next year as more and more business comes through the front door," says John Mozena, a spokesman for Detroit Manufacturing Systems.

The automotive interior component manufacturing facility will be based in the Gateway Industrial Center on Southfield Road. Detroit Manufacturing Systems is a joint venture organization formed by Faurecia Interior Systems Saline and Wayne-based Rush Group. It is owned by Andra Rush, a Native American member of the Mohawk Indian tribe.

Detroit Manufacturing Systems plans to invest $29.2 million in the facility over five years. It has received a state tax credit worth $4.055 million from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. The Detroit Economic Growth Corp., on behalf of the city of Detroit, worked with DMS to secure a 12-year property tax abatement valued at approximately $4.2 million.

Source: John Mozena, a spokesman for Detroit Manufacturing Systems
Writer: Jon Zemke
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