A Spanish firm formally opened its new Kansas City factory where more than 120 workers will make headliners for the new Ford Transit assembly line at the Claycomo plant.
Grupo Antolin is investing $18 million in the operation and has renovated the 148,000 square-foot building, where it expects to expand to supplying the GM Fairfax plant next year. The Kansas City Council approved a $10.5 million industrial revenue bond for the project last November. The plant is ultimately expected to employ 250 people with the addition of anticipated contracts. The average annual wage will be more than $31,000.
Grupo Antolin’s investment is part of a series of new suppliers who’ve opened operations since Ford and GM announced major investments in their Kansas City area plants.