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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:18 PM

GM plans $600-million expansion at Kansas City plant for Chevy Malibu, Buick LaCrosse sedans

Source: Detroit Free Press

General Motors will invest $600 million to expand its Kansas City plant, which builds the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans.

The automaker said today that it would construct a new 450,000-square-foot paint shop at its 3.2 million-square-foot Fairfax Assembly and Stamping plant. It also plans to install a new stamping press and incorporate new environmentally friendly technologies.

The company said the construction would not increase employment or production schedules at the plant, which has about 4,000 hourly and salaried employees working three shifts.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after GM North America President Mark Reuss said in Detroit that GM would soon reveal $1.5 billion in fresh investments this year in its North American operations.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20130128/BUSINESS0101/130128050/GM-plans-600-million-expansion-Kansas-City-plant-Chevy-Malibu-Buick-LaCrosse-sedans?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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Reply GM plans $600-million expansion at Kansas City plant for Chevy Malibu, Buick LaCrosse sedans (Original post)
SpartanDem Jan 2013 OP
bayareamike Jan 2013 #1
madrchsod Jan 2013 #2
onehandle Jan 2013 #3
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #4
iandhr Jan 2013 #5
Leslie Valley Jan 2013 #9
SoapBox Jan 2013 #6
Purveyor Jan 2013 #7
Botany Jan 2013 #8
former9thward Jan 2013 #10

Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:28 PM

1. No, no, no, you've got it wrong

These plants are being built in Kansas City, China. In the Fujian Province to be exact.

Damn you Obama!!!!!!!11111111


/Romneycampaign





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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:32 PM

2. the lacrosse is a fine car

lots of construction jobs

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:33 PM

3. Red, Red Kansas should refuse this 'welfare' from 'Government Motors.' nt

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:38 PM

4. Did not the Romneybot claim the US auto industry was outsourcing production?

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:49 PM

5. "Construction would not increase employment or production schedules at the plant"

Does this mean the expansion is in preparation of a future increase in production and/or employment.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:55 PM

9. That is a bit confusing

 

Unless "new environmentally friendly technologies" includes increased automation and robotics on the production line.

Here in Arizona Intel is set to open it's new $5 billion, that's billion with a b, dollar Fab 42 the "most advanced high-volume semi-conductor factory in the world,". It's the site President Obama visited last summer when Brewer poked her finger in his face.

Anyway, there was rampant speculation about the number of "permanent high paying tech jobs" it would produce. Turns out do to increased efficiency and automation, it will be a fraction of what was thought.

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:06 PM

6. More Obama LIES...Lies...Lies...

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:44 PM

7. "The United Auto Workers have proudly built vehicles in Fairfax for decades...

"The United Auto Workers have proudly built vehicles in Fairfax for decades and looks forward to being part of the upgrades that will be taking place in the plant," UAW Vice President Joe Ashton, who leads the union's GM department, said in a statement. "This commitment to the future of the plant and the workforce is a reminder to all of us that we build the world's best vehicles, with the world's best people."


Thanks for posting this SpartanDem!

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:45 PM

8. No stopping that Kenyan muslim socialist!

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:01 PM

10. No longer "Government Motors".

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