Fairfax Assembly Plant

Revised:2013-12-20

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Location:

3201 Fairfax Trafficway
Kansas City , Kansas. 66115 United States

Year Opened:

1987

Facility Size:

Site Area: 572 Acres / Manufacturing Area under Roof: 85 Acres / Floor Space: Manufacturing: 3,044,561 sq. ft. / Admin/Mezzanine: 187,948 sq. ft.


Employee Information

Hourly:

3,561

Salaried:

316

Total:

3,877

Union Local:

UAW Local 31


Facility Details

The General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant has been producing World Class Quality vehicles in the Kansas City area since 1945. Fairfax Assembly was the first industrial facility to operate as a dual purpose manufacturer producing both automobiles and jet fighters in the same building. The present facility, constructed in 1985, has received numerous awards, including North American Car of the Year for the Chevrolet Malibu, as well as the Buick LaCrosse earning a top safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition to multiple industry awards, the plant has received several capital investments, helping to make it the largest employer in the Kanas City Metro area.  The plant workforce is represented by UAW Local 31 and currently manufactures the Buick LaCrosse & LaCrosse eAssist, along with the Chevrolet Malibu 2.5L, Malibu Eco and Malibu Turbo. Fairfax Assembly operates on three shifts and produces one vehicle every 58 seconds. Since 1945, more than 12 million vehicles have been built at Fairfax. 

Investments

Recent Major Investments:

  • 2013 Investment announced for all-new paint shop and press upgrade $600 Million.
  • 2011 Investment in the LaCrosse eAssist and related upgrades $20 Million
  • 2010 Investment announcement of the New Generation Malibu $136 Million
  • 2009 Launched the all-new Buick LaCrosse. Reinvestment of $158 Million.
  • 2007 Launched the all-new Chevy Malibu. Reinvestment of $208 Million.
  • 2006 Launched the all-new Saturn Aura. Reinvestment of $651 Million.
  • 2003 Launched the Chevy Malibu. Reinvestment of $722 Million.

Products & Production

Products: Buick LaCrosse & Chevrolet Malibu

Awards

  • 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
  • 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • 2011 Buick LaCrosse Earns NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating
  • 2010 Consumers Report “Recommended Buy” Malibu & LaCrosse
  • 2010 Consumers Digest “Best Buy” Malibu & LaCrosse

Community Involvement

Economic Impact:

  • Benefits & Wages: $431,958,502
  • State & Local Payroll Taxes: $14,692,385
  • Property Taxes: $8,399,000
  • Local Charitable Contributions: $125,025

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