More Than 600 Jobs Coming to Detroit

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Dakkota Integrated Systems will soon build a $55-million facility in Detroit.

Mayor Mike Duggan and officials from the company announced the plan on Tuesday, saying the manufacturing facility will supply parts to various FCA Michigan-based manufacturing facilities, and offer 625 jobs in assembly operations, material handling, quality inspection, skilled trades and logistics..

In collaboration with the City of Detroit, Dakkota will build the 600,000-square-foot plant at the site of the vacant Kettering and Rose schools on Detroit’s east side.

The company has also said it is committed to recruit from the Detroit at Work priority application list for jobs at its new plant.

Returning citizens also will have an opportunity to participate in the entire job application process, since Dakkota’s job application "bans the box," deleting the question that asks whether an applicant has been convicted of a felony.

A joint venture established in 2001 between majority partner Rush Group LLC and Magna International Inc., Dakkota Integrated Systems — a tier-one automotive supplier based in Michigan —manages complex assembly and sequencing of integrated automotive components for original equipment manufacturers at 14 locations in the U.S. and Canada.