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GM Supplier Opens New Facility in Missouri

Jan. 17, 2014
Janesville Acoustics' expansion will add 164 jobs.

In order to supply GM’s Fairfax Assembly Plant, Janesville Acoustics, a Jason Incorporated Co., announced today that they will invest $13.4 million in a new 155,000-square-foot automotive manufacturing facility in Warrensburg, Mo.

The facility will initially produce trunk liners, specialized carpets and dash liners along with general acoustical insulation for the GM Chevy Malibu. The company intends to expand the facility, adding 40,000 square feet to the property in the third quarter.

“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 is one of the world’s largest producers of acoustical and thermal fiber insulation for the automotive and transportation industry worldwide.  Headquartered in Southfield, Mich., Janesville  the company has facilities throughout North America and in Europe. 

The company 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.

“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,  CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council.  

Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than 50  communities and 18 counties in Kansas and Missouri. Called “America’s Creative Crossroads,” the region’s distinctive qualities come from a confluence of artistry and innovation.

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