Canadian Manufacturing

Martinrea building Kansas City parts plant

The automotive parts maker was offered more than $3.2 million of incentives through a tax credit and job training program



RIVERSIDE, Mo.—A subsidiary of Canadian automotive supplier Martinrea is building a new manufacturing plant near Interstate 635 in the Kansas City 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. Matrinrea employs more than 12,000 people at 38 facilities in eight countries. This is its first plant in Missouri.

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