GM plans $600 million upgrade at Kansas City plant
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1/29/13 at 3:43 AM
General Motors Co. announced plans Monday to pour $600 million into upgrades at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan., an investment that likely ensures the facility's long-term viability.
Construction on a new 450,000-square-foot paint shop, a stamping press and efficiency enhancements at the Fairfax Assembly Plant will begin this year and should take about two years to complete, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said.
"This major investment is a vote of confidence in the employees and leadership of this plant and will allow them to continue producing beautiful, world-class vehicles," Akerson said during a visit to the plant, where the company makes the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu.
GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson: "This major investment ... will allow them to continue producing beautiful, world-class vehicles."