GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP — Magna E-Car Systems, a partnership between Magna International and the Stronach Group, announced today the grand opening of its latest facility, a plant in Grand Blanc Township that manufactures components for hybrid and electric vehicles.

“For Magna E-Car Systems, today represents an exciting step forward in the growth and development of our business,” said Kevin Pavlov, COO, Magna E-Car Systems. “We have a team that is second to none, a dedicated and highly skilled workforce, and we have a simple mission: to support our customers and help protect the environment through green technologies.”

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The 66,000-square-foot plant is located at 10456 N. Holly Road. Approximately 95 employees make electric motors, inverters and electronic powertrain controllers for the Ford Focus Electric, as well as inverters for the Fisker Karma and assorted components for other global customers.

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The plant received $40 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the federal stimulus.

Including Grand Blanc Township, Magna E-Car Systems now has four plants in North America and two in Europe working on several programs for some of the world’s leading global automakers. The company has approximately 700 employees globally.

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