KANSAS CITY - Late last week, U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II, (D-Mo.) toured Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) as well as the new integrated stamping facility.
The representative met with many employees to learn more about the plant as well as show his support for the site’s continuing development.
Congressman Cleaver is in his fourth term as a U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 5th congressional district, and has been a prominent leader and activist in Kansas City for many years. He is a member of the Democratic Party and in January 2010 became the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Previously, he served as Kansas City’s first African-American mayor, elected in 1991, and served the city in that role for eight years.
“It was an honor to have Congressman Cleaver visit our plant to show him all the progress being made. We are proud of our plant, and our employees, and we greatly appreciate the support from the congressman,” said Kevin Gideon, plant manager, KCAP.