General Motors has begun building a new paint shop at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan.
The automaker says in a release that construction began Tuesday on the 450,000-square-foot paint shop, which is part of a $600 million investment in the plant. Construction is expected to take about two years.
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GM says the upgrade at Fairfax is designed to reduce the energy needed to build the cars and to reduce water consumption and chemical waste at the 572-acre site.
The Fairfax plant builds the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Malibu.