KANSAS CITY, MO — DRE Health Corporation, a Missouri-based manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, and retailer of medical equipment, instruments, and supplies plans to build a manufacturing plant for disposable face masks in the United States in response to the recent global Coronavirus outbreak, along with a disposable glove production plant.
BLUE SPRINGS, MO—Tier 1 supplier Faurecia will spend $60 million to build a new assembly plant here. The 250,000-square-foot factory will produce door and instrument panels and is expected to employ 300 people.
EDGERTON, KS—Aerospace supplier Triumph Group has opened a new assembly plant here. The 156,000-square-foot factory will produce a variety of components, including landing gear, seat and cargo tracks, floor beams, thrust reverser beams, stringer end fittings, wing attach fittings, installation brackets, hinge arm assemblies and engine inlet assemblies.
DEARBORN, MI—Ford will add 1,550 new jobs at four of its U.S. manufacturing plants to accelerate the production of F-150. Approximately 900 jobs will be added at the company’s Kansas City assembly plant, 150 jobs will be added to its axle factory in Sterling, MI, and 500 will be added at the stamping and assembly plants in Dearborn, MI.
KANSAS CITY, MO—Ford began welcoming nearly 1,000 new employees at its assembly plant here to prepare for the launch of the all-new Ford Transit van, which goes on sale in the United States this summer. The company will hire an additional 175 employees over the next three months.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will press state legislators next week to provide up to $150 million a year in tax breaks and other incentives in hopes of luring Boeing Co.’s 777X commercial airplane assembly plant to his state.