Published Sept. 28, 2012
Drive Automotive Industries of America will expand its existing facility in Greenville County, investing $50 million with plans to create 60 new jobs.
Drive Automotive Industries of America, a manufacturing division of Cosma International, is an operating unit of Magna International Inc. Drive Automotive will expand its manufacturing facility on Moon Acres Road in Piedmont. The expansion will add approximately 150,000 square feet to the size of the existing facility.
“Given the competitive nature of obtaining funding for projects, we at the Drive facility are very appreciative of the support of Greenville County Council and the Governor’s Office,” said Craig Lane, general manager of Drive Automotive. “We truly believe it is a win for everyone.”
Drive Automotive manufactures automotive body panels and assembles body systems using multi-ton hydraulic presses and advanced robotic systems. The expansion will support a growing customer base among the major automotive and heavy truck manufacturers, the company said.
Drive Automotive began production at its Greenville facility in 1994. The expansion is expected to be complete by the third quarter of 2013.
The company will begin hiring for the new positions in 2014. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company can watch for job postings on the Magna website at www.magna.com/careers.