New Cadillac will help keep 500 manufacturing jobs in KC area

Cadillac will build its newest luxury car model in Kansas City, Kansas, allowing a plant there to keep 500 jobs.

The company revealed on Tuesday that the XT4, a compact SUV, will be built at the Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant. Last summer, the plant laid off about 1,000 workers after General Motors cut a production shift there.

Alongside the XT4, the Fairfax plant will continue manufacturing the Chevy Malibu and a new GM vehicle.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, who visited the Fairfax plant with Cadillac executives last week, said the state needed to focus on “changing workforce training to be more supportive of high-tech jobs” to prevent future layoffs.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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