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Event DetailsFacility Tour / Presentation
September 15, 2016 8:00am
3201 Fairfax Trafficway
Kansas City, KS 66115
GM will be offering students a very valuable manufacturing experience to include; a presentation and interaction with our plant manager, a tour of our facility, SWE (Simulated work environment) training, and a hands on opportunity with some of our robots.
This is a closed event and students are selected through a local Kansas City group called SITE (Social Impact Technology & Engineering). A group that focuses on promoting awareness, education and helping to fill the talent gap of urban Kansas City, Missouri youth in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
SITE has chosen a clear path to infuse both the education and advanced manufacturing industry with a high quality workforce by;
•Promoting academic accomplishment in connection with its direct social impact of STEM in our society
•Forming partnerships with local businesses in the areas of advanced manufacturing and logistics engineering to promote job growth in Kansas City's urban core
•"Linking" urban youth to high-growth career opportunities that currently exist in the local advanced manufacturing industry
•Hosting the nationally recognized annual initiative, MFG Day (Manufacturing Day), in Kansas City.
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About General Motors Fairfax Stamping and Assembly Plant
The General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant has been producing World Class Quality vehicles in the Kansas City area since 1945. Fairfax Assembly was the first industrial facility to operate as a dual purpose manufacturer producing both automobiles and jet fighters in the same building. The present facility, constructed in 1985, has received numerous awards, including North American Car of the Year for the Chevrolet Malibu, as well as earning a top safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and J.D. Power recognition in multiple categories. In addition to the industry awards, the plant has received several capital investments, helping to make it the largest employer in the Kansas City Metro area. The plant workforce is represented by UAW Local 31 and currently manufactures the All-New 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Fairfax Assembly operates on three shifts and produces one vehicle every 58 seconds. Since 1945, more than 12 million vehicles have been built at Fairfax.