Mahindra eyeing Flint as location for new plant that could create up to 2K jobs

Posted at 8:02 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 14:59:42-04

FLINT, Mich. (WXYZ) — Mahindra Automotive North America is evaluating Flint's former Buick City site as the location for a new plant that could create up to 2,000 jobs.

According to a release, Mahindra's current manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills is at capacity, and a significant expansion is "envisioned to support manufacturing and assembly of new products for the US market."

Mahindra is also in discussion with other states that have suitable sites. Officials say the decision will be driven in part by financial incentives that are available from the State of Michigan.

“While we’re keeping our options open, we think the former Buick City site in Flint would be a great fit for us,” said Rick Haas, president and CEO of Mahindra Automotive North America, in a release. “It’s close to our current facility, which improves overall enterprise efficiency, and the site is one of the oldest manufacturing sites in the United States with a long, storied automotive history.