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20 October 2011

Nolte: Historic Announcement Regarding Ford’s Investment in Claycomo Plant

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Jerry Nolte, R-Gladstone, will join Governor Jay Nixon as well as leaders from Ford and the United Auto Workers for an announcement regarding a $1.1 billion investment in the Claycomo assembly plant. The announcement is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Garrison and Plummer near the Kansas City Assembly Plant.

Nolte, who sponsored the Manufacturing Jobs Act [HB2] that paved the way for Ford’s renewed commitment to the plant, said the move will result in an investment of approximately $1.1 billion. The investment and deal agreed to by Ford and the UAW will create approximately 1,600 more jobs in addition to the 3,800 currently at the plant. Nolte noted that the figure does not include the additional jobs created by area suppliers and small businesses.

“This is a great day for the Kansas City area and for the state of Missouri,” said Nolte. “We’re talking about thousands of new good-paying, family-supporting jobs at a time when our area desperately needs them. I’m proud that the Legislature was able to pass the Manufacturing Jobs Act to help make this happen.”

The Manufacturing Jobs Act sponsored by Nolte allows qualified automobile and transportation manufacturers and their suppliers to retain a percentage of their withholding taxes when creating or retaining certain jobs. Nolte indicated the legislation can be deemed a huge success now that Ford has decided not only to keep jobs at the plant but to expand the workforce significantly.

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