Future jobs for Detroiters were in focus Monday afternoon as Mayor Mike Duggan and Flex-N-Gate owner Shad Khan touted the progress of an auto parts plant under construction on the city’s east side.

The $160 million facility, Flex-N-Gate Detroit, is more than half complete and expected to open in October. The plan is to hire more than 400 positions, ranging from managers, salaried and hourly manufacturing positions. The plant sits in the 7000 block of Georgia, between Mount Elliott and Van Dyke, not far from the Coleman A. Young International Airport.

“This is the largest auto plant built in 20 years,” Duggan said. “We’re going to have 400 people working here. It’s going to be open in October, and it’s been a remarkable process.” (From The Detroit News, 1/22/2018)