The Ford Motor Company has announced it will invest $400 million in the Kansas City Plant at Claycomo.
The investment is part of the recently approved labor deal signed early last month with the United Auto Workers. The effort will represent more than $1.5 billion invested in the Clay County facility since 2013 when the EDC and others across Missouri responded to the potential loss of the major employer.
The latest development includes production of a new F-150 pickup truck, continuation of the popular Transit van production, a new Transit BEV or battery-electric vehicle and installation of several high-tech equipment systems.
Ford's Clay County assembly plant is the area's largest manufacturing operation, with approximately 6,600 full-time employees.