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LEAR SEATING TO BUILD PLANT IN LORDSTOWN, OHIO

 SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Seating Corporation, a division of Lear Holdings, Inc., today announced that it will build a 96,000-square-foot plant in Lordstown, Ohio, to provide Just-In-Time seating components to General Motors Corporation's (NYSE: GM) assembly complex there.
 The Lear plant will be located close to the Lordstown industrial complex, which is approximately 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. General Motors assembles the Chevrolet cavalier and Pontiac Sunbird cars at the complex.
 Kenneth L. Way, Lear's chairman and CEO, said the company expects to start production in the summer of 1994 and the plant, which will utilize Lear's patented SureBond molded seat process, is expected to employ more than 250 persons.
 Lear, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world's leading independent automotive seating manufacturers, had sales of $1.76 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1993. Lear employs 18,500 workers in 56 facilities worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: John Bailey or Edd Snyder of Casey Communications Management, 810-423-4600, for Lear Seating/
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