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Janesville Acoustics Invests $13.4 Million In Warrensburg, Missouri, Manufacturing Center

Area Development Online News Desk (01/14/2014)
Janesville Acoustics, a Jason Incorporated Company, will invest $13.4 million in a new 155,000 square-foot automotive manufacturing facility in Warrensburg, Missouri, to supply GM’s Fairfax Assembly Plant, creating 164 jobs.

The 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 Missouri facility will provide for closer proximity to its transportation and automotive customers’ assembly plants in Missouri and the surrounding region, which will result in lower logistical costs and an increase in efficiency and flexibility. Janesville Acoustics intends to expand the facility, adding 40,000 square feet to the property within the third quarter.

“Janesville Acoustics has experienced significant growth in the past 24 months, much of which has been accelerated by our willingness to locate manufacturing operations in close proximity to key customers,” said David Cataldi, President of Janesville Acoustics. “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.”

As a business unit of Jason Incorporated, Janesville Acoustics is part of a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets in North America, Asia, and Europe. 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 Acoustics has facilities throughout North America and in Europe.

“From Day One, we have focused on revitalizing Missouri’s auto industry to grow our economy and create jobs in the Show-Me State,” Gov. Jay Nixon said. “Today’s 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.”

“Janesville Acoustics’ decision to invest in Warrensburg is proof that our community has what it takes to compete in a global economy,” said Mayor Charlie Rutt. “One hundred and sixty-four jobs is big news for our economy and we look forward to working with Janesville Acoustics to continue to create jobs and develop our local economy.”

To assist Janesville Acoustics with its expansion, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.

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