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Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant

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Kansas City Assembly Plant
General information
LocationClaycomo, Missouri
Address8121 US-69, Kansas City, Missouri 64119
CountryUnited States
Coordinates39°12′08″N 94°28′50″W / 39.202329°N 94.480534°W / 39.202329; -94.480534
Opened1951; 73 years ago (1951)
OwnerFord Motor Company
Technical details
Floor area1,269 acres (514 ha)
US President George W. Bush visited the plant on March 20, 2007, to tout new hybrid cars and his energy policy.

Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) is a Ford Motor Company automobile assembly facility which produces the Ford F-150 and the Ford Transit. It is located in Claycomo, Missouri, United States, about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. It consists of 4.7 million square feet (440,000 m2) of production space and employs approximately 9,468 hourly workers represented by the United Auto Workers Local 249.[2] It is the largest car manufacturing plant in the United States in terms of vehicles produced.[citation needed][year needed]

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The 4,700,000-square-foot (440,000 m2) on 1,270 acres (5.1 km2) facility employs approximately 7,250 people.[1] In addition to the main final assembly plant, KCAP also includes a stamping plant for the Ford Transit, a separate body shop and a separate paint shop for the Ford F-150. Plant tours were discontinued on September 12, 2001, the day after the September 11 attacks.

In December 2010, Ford announced moving production of the Ford Escape and Ford Escape Hybrid to the Louisville Assembly Plant, which underwent US$600 million in renovations. The move stirred fears that it could result in the loss of half the jobs at the 3,700-person plant.[3]

The Government of Missouri had been anticipating changes at the plant. In 2010, the state passed the Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act providing tax incentives for companies that invest in plants in the state by allowing them to keep employee withholding taxes. While the bill would benefit all industrial businesses it was specifically targeting the plant and was introduced by Missouri State Representative Jerry Nolte, whose district includes the plant.[4] The bill could enable Ford to save $150 million across ten years by investing in the plant.[5] The bill had been the subject of a filibuster by Missouri State Senator Chuck Purgason who objected to the favoritism extended to Ford and read aloud sections of Allan W. Eckert's The Frontiersman into the record.[6]

A day after the announcement of the move of the Escape, Ford said a yet unannounced line would replace the Escape. In 2011, Ford said it would spend $1.1 billion on additions and upgrades, including a new stamping plant.[7] In 2012, it was announced that the plant would be the North American lead production site for the new Ford Transit, which replaced the discontinued Ford E-Series vans.


Kansas City Assembly Plant opened in 1951 for military production. Converted to auto assembly in 1956, it began production as a consumer vehicle assembly plant in 1957. Since then, it has produced the following vehicles:

Current products

Former products

These are discontinued from this plant.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Worldwide Locations". Ford Motor Company. Retrieved July 20, 2023.
  2. ^ "Welcome to UAW Local 249". Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  3. ^ Dornbrook, James (March 14, 2010). "Ford to move Escape work from Missouri". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Ford to bring new model to Claycomo plant". Archived from the original on December 14, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  6. ^ "Senate Debates Ford Bill, Filibuster Under Way - Kansas City News Story - KMBC Kansas City". Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "Ford Motor Company Plans to Manufacture New Vehicle at Kansas City Assembly Plant - NYSE:F | Galaxy Stocks". Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
  8. ^ "Plant Information". Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved July 20, 2023.

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