DETROIT (AP) -- Auto parts maker Lear Corp. has announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in Detroit as part of a joint venture with another supplier that could create more than 200 jobs.
The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report Thursday that Southfield-based Lear and Comer Holdings LLC plan to open the assembly plant as early as next year.
The plant would be part of their joint venture, Integrated Manufacturing and Assembly, which operates five plants in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. The joint venture makes seating parts and other vehicle components.
Lear also has pledged $5 million for Detroit parks and mentoring programs during the next 10 years.
Lear exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year.