GM, Buick Invest in America
GM announced this week that it will invest $600 million in the expansion and upgrade of a Kansas assembly plant.
The automotive giant will be constructing a brand-new, 450,000-square-foot paint shop and installing a new stamping machine at the Fairfax assembly and stamping plant in Kansas City, Kansas.
This is the first large investment since GM emerged from bankruptcy. The plant is home to the Buick LaCrosse and will enable the factory to retain all 4,000 workers. Construction will begin next year and will take two years to complete.
Upon completion of construction, the plant will feature new robots and will use 50% less energy per vehicle. New presses will also be installed to increase accuracy and reduce waste.
The Fairfax plant has been in operation since 1945, serving as the first plant during the second World War to make automobiles and jet fighters in the same facility. The current plant opened in 1987.
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