Cleveland Lands Supplier

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A worldwide automotive equipment supplier based in France will located a metal seat frame plant in Cleveland, Miss.

The announcement was made by Gov. Haley Barbour and state and local officials.

Faurecia, based in Nanterre, France, will build the plant that will employ about 250 people by the end of 2006.

Company officials say an existing building at an industry park will be renovated and house the plant.

The metal seat frames built in Cleveland will be shipped across North America. Production is scheduled to begin in mid-2005.

Faurecia is a worldwide automotive equipment supplier. It has 60,000 employees worldwide and has operations in 27 countries.