LMV Automotive expansion in K.C. area will add 166 jobs

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — LMV Automotive plans to add 166 jobs to its plant in Liberty as part of a nearly $49 million expansion.

The company announced the expansion Wednesday, after starting construction just two years ago on a $42 million plant in Liberty. Construction of the new addition is expected to begin this summer.

The Kansas City Star reported the original plant is expected to employ 156 workers, who will make parts for the new Ford Transit van manufactured at the nearby Claycomo plant. The new addition will supply parts to the General Motors Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan.

The state has offered $2 million from the Missouri Works program and $500,000 under the Missouri Works Training program if the company meets job creation and investment criteria.

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