Claycomo 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 Ford-UAW Test Could Affect KC Worker Health Care http://kcur.org/post/ford-uaw-test-could-affect-kc-worker-health-care <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ford Motor and the United Auto Workers Union today rolled out a pilot health care program that might ultimately affect&nbsp; workers at the Kansas City</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Claycomo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Assembly Plant.</span></p><p>The program would help the chronically ill and was also expected to reduce health care costs.</p><p></p><p>Ford, the union and the union’s retiree health care trust revealed the program at the company’s Dearborn, Michigan headquarters.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:49:19 +0000 Dan Verbeck 39062 at http://kcur.org Ford-UAW Test Could Affect KC Worker Health Care Truck Sales Tie To Home Building, Kansas City Jobs http://kcur.org/post/truck-sales-tie-home-building-kansas-city-jobs <p>In&nbsp; announcing it would add 2,000 jobs to its Claycomo Assembly Plant, Ford Motor cited increased&nbsp; sales tied to new stability in the home building market.&nbsp;&nbsp; At the truck factory, Ford executives drew parallels that are being seen industry-wide. Fri, 03 May 2013 21:56:52 +0000 Dan Verbeck 36174 at http://kcur.org Truck Sales Tie To Home Building, Kansas City Jobs Ford Takes Missouri Offer; $400 Million Buildup Seen http://kcur.org/post/ford-takes-missouri-offer-400-million-buildup-seen <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53ce5a3d06848-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53ce5a3d06848-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53ce5a3d06848-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-946309.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – People who depend upon the Ford Claycomo Plant had encouraging words today from the automaker and Missouri's Governor. The number of full-time jobs won't change and the plant will make a $400 million expansion with help from the State.</p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 22:48:30 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7473 at http://kcur.org Ford Takes Missouri Offer; $400 Million Buildup Seen