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BMW Supplier To Expand, Add 140 Jobs

Automotive seating supplier Lear Corp. plans to spend $10.8 million to expand its plant in South Carolina.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say automotive seating supplier Lear Corp. plans to expand its Spartanburg County plant and add 140 jobs.

The Michigan-based company that makes seats and electric parts announced Wednesday that it plans to spend $10.8 million on the expansion.

Plans include building a new plant in Greer to increase production of automotive seats. About 240 people work at Lear's plant in Duncan, which supplies seats to nearby BMW.

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