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Crain's Detroit: Faurecia In Joint Venture With Rush Group

Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC will take about 600 assembly jobs from the Saline plant, according to UAW leader Mark Caruso.

Crain's Detroit is reporting that Faurecia North America is the minority stakeholder in trucking company Rush Group's Detroit Manufacturing Systems, LLC.

On his Shifting Gears Blog, Dustin Walsh cites an unnamed source to report that Faurecia and Rush Group struck a deal after Faurecia with the .

Faurecia has been in negotiations to acquire the plant in Saline since August of 2011. UAW Local 892 President Mark Caruso has said that to continue plastic molding operations at the Saline plant, using just 25 percent of the 1.6 million square foot plant. Caruso said some of the assembly work and about 600 jobs would go to Detroit Manufacturing Systems, LLC.

Under the terms of the deal with the UAW, production workers at the Saline plant would start at an hourly wage of $11.

The UAW has also put its Maple Road building on the market.

Reached last week, Ford spokesperson Della DiPietro said she was not able comment on specifics of a possible deal until legal settlements are reached.

Shirley Hill August 22, 2012 at 02:15 PM
How do I apply?
Nicole Elcock August 22, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Contact the Michigan Works Center on Milwaukee St. in Detroit. They were taking apps a few weeks ago, don't know if they still are.
Disdaine for real January 24, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Dont do it! The place is in the crapper and continuously getting worse. The way they are treating their employees is like a concentration camp! No chairs, no phones, no ear buds, no eating or drinking on the line, no reading on the line during your own breaks! They expect workers to put up with their crap for 11 bucks an hour??? The turnover rate is ridiculous and for good reason!
Disdaine for real January 24, 2013 at 06:50 PM
P.S. All of the crap that is being taken is being allowed by UAW local 892. This so called union no longer exists in this plant. The RTW will be a great slap in the face to them. I hope that no one will accept that union once this horrible contract is up. I know for sure I will not be unhappy to see the union go. They are good for nothing. They sold us out just to be able to stay in the plant and take the workers money. They have no representation power according to the 'collective bargaining agreement' that they convinced the workers to vote in the affirmative for. I have been a union member for most of my working career and also come from a strong union working family. I am disgusted by what has come of the union in this plant. I cannot even speak any longer. Thats all I have!

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