General Motors Plans Expansion At Fairfax Plant

By: AP posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP posted by Amanda Lanum
General Motors is planning a major expansion at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan.

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2008 file photo, the General Motors logo is seen outside the GM headquarters in downtown Detroit. General Motors Corp. has agreed to take on responsibility for future product liability claims, according to documents filed in federal bankruptcy court in New York on Friday June 26, 2009. The new company will now assume responsibility for future claims involving vehicles made by the old company. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - General Motors is planning a major expansion at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan.

Unified Government officials said the company plans to seek $120 million in industrial revenue bonds to fund a new paint shop at the plant, where the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu are assembled.

Mayor Joe Reardon says the project would be the largest expansion at the plant since it was built. He says the plans could ensure Fairfax's future for years. That's good news for the more than 3,700 employees at the plant.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/Nz6N0F ) a GM spokeswoman confirmed the company is seeking $120 million in bonds for the addition and upgrading at the plant. The Unified Government will consider the request at a meeting next Thursday.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com


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