KANSAS CITY - On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Kansas City Assembly Plant was awarded with the Governor's Business Project of the Year Award by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The award is the governor’s top economic development award.
The plant, which produces F-150s, is retooling to produce the Transit. Last year, the plant was awarded $1.1 billion to retool the plant and build a stamping plant, which will make parts for the new Transit. On Tuesday, Nixon toured the stamping plant to see the progress which has been made since the announcement of the plant in October of last year.
During his tour, he was able to see the layout of the plant as well as the presses being installed.
"When this stamping plant comes online next summer, it will be another historic milestone for Missouri's – and America's – auto industry," Nixon said. "The auto industry has provided great jobs for Missourians for generations and will continue to do so for generations to come."
The award is important to the Kansas City Assembly Plant and the company because it recognizes the initiative not only to further the automotive manufacturing industry in the state of Missouri, but also the investment in the Kansas City community and the jobs it will bring to the area.
The Kansas City Assembly Plant is proud to represent Ford Motor Company in this way.