Magna to establish Ford supplier facilities in Stanton, Lawrenceburg
Magna will construct the first two supplier facilities at Blue Oval City in Stanton as well as a stamping and assembly facility in Lawrenceburg, investing more than $790 million and creating approximately 1,300 new jobs in the state. Ford’s on-site supplier park will allow for vertical integration that helps ensure efficient production at Blue Oval City, which will be capable of producing 500,000 electric trucks a year at full production. Magna will supply Ford’s Blue Oval City with battery enclosures, truck frames and seats for the automaker’s second-generation electric truck. Magna’s two facilities at Blue Oval City supplier park include a new 800,000-square-foot frame and battery enclosures facility and a 140,000-square-foot seating facility. The battery enclosures facility will join one of Magna’s sister plants in Ontario, Canada, which is currently producing battery enclosures for the Ford F-150 Lightning. The seating facility will produce polyurethane foam and assemble and sequence “just-in-time” (JIT) complete seats. Magna will employ approximately 750 employees at its battery enclosures facility and 300 employees at its new seating plant. In addition, Magna will construct a new 400,000-square-foot stamping and assembly plant at the Team Lawrence Commerce Park – West, a Select Tennessee Certified Site in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, that will produce truck frames. Magna will employ roughly 250 employees at this location. Production at all three plants is scheduled to begin in 2025.