Auto parts supplier opening plant near Kansas City

File photo of Kansas City, Mo. skyline (KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)
File photo of Kansas City, Mo. skyline (KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)

RIVERSIDE, Mo. (AP) — A subsidiary of a Canadian automotive supplier is building a new manufacturing plant in the Kansas City area.

Martinrea Riverside LLC held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for an automotive parts facility near Interstate 635 in the community of Riverside.

About 290 people are expected to be employed at the plant. They will make engine cradles and automotive assemblies for General Motors’ Fairfax assembly plant in nearby Kansas City, Kan.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered the company more than $3.2 million of incentives through a tax credit and job training program.

The company is a subsidiary of Martinrea International Inc., based in Ontario, Canada. Matrinrea employs more than 12,000 people at 38 facilities in eight countries. This is its first plant in Missouri.

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