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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – A leading automotive technology maker has selected Blue Springs for a new $ 60 million facility that will create 300 new jobs in the area.
“The greater Kansas City area and Blue Springs are recognized as a source of excellence and manufacturing,” said Tony Sapienza of Faurecia. “It is essential for us to find good quality candidates. “
In March, Faurecia plans to open the land on 30 acres north of Interstate 70 in Blue Springs and plans to start operations by next fall.
The Blue Springs plant will manufacture door panels, dashboards and center consoles for cars.
“I think it will be a springboard for another development in the area, which we are going to have developed,” said Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross. “And, in fact, I’ve had calls from people before, so I think it’s going to be an economic boom for the town of Blue Springs and its people.”
Ross said the competition for the new plant was fierce, with Blue Springs ultimately edging out Sedalia.
Faurecia officials said they plan to start hiring shortly. Anyone interested can apply for a position here.