Auto parts supplier opening plant in Riverside

04/24/2014 1:40 PM

04/24/2014 1:40 PM

A subsidiary of a Canadian automotive supplier is building a new manufacturing plant in the Kansas City area.

Martinrea Riverside LLC held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for an automotive parts plant near Interstate 635 in Riverside.

About 290 people are expected to work at the plant. They will make engine cradles and automotive assemblies for General Motors' Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered the company more than $3.2 million of incentives through a tax credit and job training program.

The company is a subsidiary of Martinrea International Inc., based in Ontario, Canada. Matrinrea employs more than 12,000 people at 38 plants in eight countries. This is its first plant in Missouri.

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