Fairfax Assembly Plant


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3201 Fairfax Trafficway
Kansas City , Kansas. 66115 United States

Year Opened:


Facility Size:

Site Area: 572 Acres / Manufacturing Area under Roof: 95 Acres / Floor Space: Manufacturing: 4,900,000 sq. ft. / Admin/Mezzanine: 187,948 sq. ft.

Employee Information







Union Local:

UAW Local 31

Facility Details

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.


Recent Major Investments:

  • 2015: Equipment and technology –including a simulator to test and address effects of road conditions on customers’ ride and handling experiences – to support the All-New Malibu, $174 million
  • 2013 Investment announced for all-new paint shop and press upgrade $600 Million.
  • 2011 Investment in the LaCrosse eAssist and related upgrades $20 Million
  • 2010 Investment announcement of the New Generation Malibu $136 Million
  • 2009 Launched the all-new Buick LaCrosse. Reinvestment of $158 Million.
  • 2007 Launched the all-new Chevy Malibu. Reinvestment of $208 Million.
  • 2006 Launched the all-new Saturn Aura. Reinvestment of $651 Million.
  • 2003 Launched the Chevy Malibu. Reinvestment of $722 Million.

Products & Production

Products: Buick LaCrosse & Chevrolet Malibu


  • 2015 Chevrolet Malibu J.D. Power “Highest Ranked Mid-Size Car in Initial Quality”
  • 2015 Chevrolet Malibu J.D. Power “Most Dependable Mid-Size Car”​
  • 2014 Chevrolet Malibu J.D. Power “Highest Ranked Mid-Size Car in Initial Quality”
  • 2014 LaCrosse and Malibu earn NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating
  • 2013 LaCrosse and Malibu earn NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating
  • 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Ranks Highest in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
  • 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • 2011 Buick LaCrosse Earns NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

Community Involvement

Economic Impact:

  • Benefits & Wages: $432 million
  • State & Local Payroll Taxes: $14.6 million
  • Property Taxes: $8.4 million
  • Utilities: $19.5 million
  • Local Charitable Contributions: $450,000 

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