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Fairfax GM Plant Expansion Proposed

fairfax floorAn assembly line at GM's Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo credit:

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