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Snyder celebrates grand opening of Detroit Manufacturing Systems

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DETROIT - Gov. Rick Snyder today led a delegation of state and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of Detroit Manufacturing Systems, and thanked the automotive components manufacturer for its investment and the new jobs it is bringing to Detroit.

"The entire DMS team deserves our congratulations on its grand opening and our appreciation for its commitment to the city of Detroit," Snyder said. "This is the spirit of relentless positive action that is helping to lead Michigan's comeback. The fact that companies like DMS are investing and hiring here reinforces our commitment to keep driving our state and cities forward."


Detroit Manufacturing Systems is a joint venture organization formed by Faurecia Interior Systems Saline and Wayne-based Rush Group, owned by Andra Rush, a Native American member of the Mohawk Indian tribe. In December 2011, DMS announced plans to establish an automotive interior component manufacturing facility in the Gateway Industrial Center in Detroit. The company plans to invest $29.2 million and create approximately 572 jobs over the next five years.


The Michigan Economic Development Corp. supported DMS with a Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax credit valued at up to $4,055,642. 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.


MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney said the company's decision to invest in Detroit demonstrates Michigan's strong advantages as a great place to do business. 


"DMS' commitment sends a message around the world that Michigan's highly competitive business climate and tremendous work force capabilities mean real opportunities for leading edge companies," Finney said. "I applaud the efforts of everyone who helped secure this facility and the jobs it is bringing to Detroit."