General Motors to invest $20M in Fairfax Assembly – Kansas image

General Motors on Monday announced that the company will invest $20 million in machinery and equipment for its Fairfax Assembly plant to add future technologies and improvements to the Buick LaCrosse including eAssist.

The automaker told KMBC 9’s Micheal Mahoney that the money is part of a systemwide $2 billion investment.

At this moment, the facility, which makes the Chevrolet Malibu and the Buick LaCrosse, employs nearly 4,000 workers. A GM official at the announcement today noted that those workers last year produced 320,000 Lacrosses and Chevrolet Malibus.

“The LaCrosse has been critical to the resurgence of Buick, bringing many new customers to Buick showrooms,” said GM Manufacturing manager Jim Glynn. “This investment to improve an already strong car will help us continue winning converts to the brand.”