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Automotive Parts Supplier Expands to Kansas City Region, Creating 164 Jobs

Janesville Acoustics to invest $13.4 million to open new manufacturing facility

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Area Development Council announced the Kansas City region is gaining another global automotive parts supplier. Janesville Acoustics, a Jason Incorporated Company, will invest $13.4 million in a new 155,000-square-foot automotive manufacturing facility in Warrensburg, Mo., to supply GM’s Fairfax Assembly Plant, creating 164 new, full time jobs.

“In Warrensburg we have found a geographic location that will allow us to exceed the expectations of our customers, a capable workforce, and a state and local government that are very welcoming and supportive of our project,” said David Cataldi, president of Janesville Acoustics.

Janesville Acoustics’ new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Warrensburg will initially produce trunk liners, specialized carpets and dash liners along with general acoustical insulation for the GM Chevy Malibu. The company’s new facility is closer to its transportation and automotive customers’ assembly plants, offering lower logistical costs and increased efficiency and flexibility. Janesville Acoustics intends to expand the facility, adding 40,000 square feet to the property in the third quarter.

“We’re thrilled to see yet another automotive supplier invest in our region, which is home to large-scale manufacturing operations for both GM and Ford,” said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council.  “Manufacturers are attracted to Kansas City for our robust supply chain network, transportation and logistics services, as well as our worker productivity and affordability.” 

Janesville Acoustics joins suppliers including Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, Adrian Steel, and Grupo Antolin North America that have announced plans to invest and expand in the Kansas City region over the past year.

“(This) announcement further cements Missouri’s position as a leader in automotive manufacturing, and we’re proud to welcome Janesville Acoustics as the newest member of Missouri’s broad network of automotive manufacturers and suppliers,” said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

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