US Farathane LLC, a leading source of plastics manufacturing that has supplied the automotive industry for more than 40 years, will locate its newest $51.6 million manufacturing operation at Horizons Business Park in Riverside, Missouri.
The company, which will locate in a 220,000 square foot spec building in Riverside, plans to hire 267 over the next three years, the Kansas City Area Development Council reported. The primary product to be manufactured at the facility is a highly technical injection molding that improves function and reduces weight and complexity. US Farathane will ship primarily to the Kansas City region, but also will use Kansas City as a central hub for certain product lines. The Riverside facility will primarily supply the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas.
“Riverside is right in the heart of the action—it’s close to OEMs, it has an experienced workforce, and a business-friendly environment. Expanding to the KC region puts US Farathane in a great position to better serve our customers and expand our presence in the automotive industry,” said Andy Greenlee, President of US Farathane.
“The Kansas City region is the second largest auto market based on trade with Canada and Mexico and we are thrilled to add another automotive supplier to our strong industrial economy,” said Bob Marcusse, President/CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “US Farathane joins a growing automotive cluster that is putting KC on the map as a major hub of American manufacturing.”