Wednesday, September 5, 2012

$120M expansion for GM Fairfax plant officially on UG agenda


The Unified Government Board of Commissioners will be voting on a resolution that determines the intent of the county government on issuing $120 million worth of industrial bonds to General Motors.

The bonds would help GM finance a paint-shop addition to the Fairfax Plant in Kansas City, Kan.

In its application letter to the Unified Government, GM officials state the bonds would be an investment to "support future production at the site" and "related site improvements to the existing facilities."

At a special session of government last week, commissioners learned about the plan.

The paint-shop would help maintain 3,700 jobs in the Fairfax plant, according to the UG.

The full agenda for this week's meeting can be found at