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General Motors to invest $265 million in KCK plant

General Motors to invest $265 million in KCK plant
Posted at 4:51 PM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 17:51:40-05

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — General Motors plans to invest $265 million in its Kansas City, Kansas plant to build the first-ever Cadillac XT4 crossover SUV.

The Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant employs nearly 2,235 people and already manufactures the Chevrolet Malibu.

“The Fairfax team earned this investment because of their commitment to built-in quality and their focus on the customer,” Gerald Johnson, Vice President of GMNA Manufacturing and Labor Relations, said in a release. “We are excited to help bring the first-ever Cadillac XT4 to market.”

The Cadillac XT4 will be officially unveiled at the New York Auto Show on March 27. 

Kansas Gov. Jeff Coyler praised the news in a release.

"This investment supports jobs and shows that our state’s skilled workforce is strong," said Coyler. "We are pleased with this announcement and that GM continues to invest in the great state of Kansas.”

This news comes after some bad news for manufacturing jobs in Kansas City.

The Harley-Davidson plant plans to close in 2019, eliminating about 800 jobs.

The Procter & Gamble plant in Kansas City, Kansas also has plans to close. That facility has about 280 full-time staff members and an additional 350 contracted workers.