GM’s product shuffling expected to boost Fairfax assembly plant

The 3,500 employees at the General Motors Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan. are expected to gain additional job security for the next several years after GM announced that the plant may begin producing a new model from Cadillac to replace the departing Buick LaCrosse.

GM officially refused to confirm or deny the speculation, but GM spokeswoman Dayna Hart was quoted in numerous media outlets confirming that the automaker plans to make a $245 million investment in Fairfax, money originally slated to be spent at Orion Township Assembly Plant near Detroit. And that means the unnamed new vehicle GM has been developing for production at Orion now will come to the Fairfax plant.

Although GM isn’t sharing details about the type of vehicle coming to Fairfax, persistent rumors are swirling that it will be a brand-new, small crossover vehicle called the Cadillac XT3.

Employees and salaried workers at Fairfax have been informed of the production changes, but Chris Bonelli, plant communications manager at GM’s Orion plant, said current production of the Chevrolet Malibu “should keep them busy for quite some time.”

Read more: Kansas City Business Journal, Kansas City Star

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