auto industry http://kcur.org en Spanish Auto Parts Company Opens Kansas City Plant http://kcur.org/post/spanish-auto-parts-company-opens-kansas-city-plant <p>A Spanish auto parts manufacturer will add 118 jobs in Kansas City over the next two years.</p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in town Wednesday to help cut the ribbon at Grupo Antolin's&nbsp;new $18 million plant, which will produce customized headliners for the vehicles such as the Ford Transit vans being manufactured at Claycomo.</p><p>"Since we first announced Grupo coming to Missouri, the company has already hired over 50 employees, including plant manufacturing and management staff," says Nixon. "That's big news for the company and a huge win for this community."</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:34:59 +0000 Elle Moxley 56120 at http://kcur.org Spanish Auto Parts Company Opens Kansas City Plant The Weekend To-Do List, March 7-9, 2014 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-march-7-9-2014 <p>Want to get rid of the post-Mardi Gras blahs? Check out Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for March 7-9, 2014.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Golden! Girls Gone Wild!!! </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Late Night </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns with cross-dressing satire of TV’s “The Golden Girls”), opens at 8 p.m. Friday with performances through March 31 at&nbsp;</span>Missie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> B’s, 805 W. </span>39th, Kansas City, Mo.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tickets: $18 (816-235-6222)</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:08:46 +0000 Steve Kraske, Brian McTavish & Beth Lipoff 52227 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List, March 7-9, 2014 What Ford's New Truck Means For Kansas City's Auto Industry http://kcur.org/post/what-fords-new-truck-means-kansas-citys-auto-industry <p>Automaker Ford <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/14/262357214/ford-unveils-f-150-with-aluminum-body">announced big changes to its F-150 pickup truck</a> at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday and that means big changes to Kansas City’s auto industry. Ford’s plant in Claycomo, Mo., is one of just two factories that builds the F-150, the most popular vehicle in America.</p><p>Starting with its 2015 model, the new F-150 will be manufactured mostly from aluminum, rather than much heavier steel.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:09:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 49802 at http://kcur.org What Ford's New Truck Means For Kansas City's Auto Industry Auto Manufacturing Expanding In Kansas City Area http://kcur.org/post/auto-manufacturing-expanding-kansas-city-area <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The Kansas City city council is expected to approve tax incentives for an expansion of the area's automotive manufacturing industry this afternoon.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Wednesday, a council committee endorsed ten-year tax abatement and $10.5 million in industrial revenue bonds to help turn a building in the east bottoms into a manufacturing facility for auto interior components. Troy Curran of Grupo Anolin says the company already has 2700 people working n North America.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:16:10 +0000 Steve Bell 47171 at http://kcur.org Union Numbers Drop In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/union-numbers-drop-missouri <p style="margin-left:.5in;">The <a href="http://www.bls.gov/">U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics</a> released <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm">union membership numbers</a> today. The percentage of Missouri workers who are members of a union dropped to less than nine percent in 2012, following two years of slight gains. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:58:14 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30845 at http://kcur.org Shifting Into Reverse, Detroit Automakers Lose Some Market Share http://kcur.org/post/shifting-reverse-detroit-automakers-lose-some-market-share Chrysler, Ford and General Motors gained market share in the past couple years. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:25:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16108 at http://kcur.org Shifting Into Reverse, Detroit Automakers Lose Some Market Share