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1. 50 Largest Area Employers. .. 50 Largest Area Employers. .. November/5/1984 Table listing the top 50 largest Kansas City area employers in 1984, with the following top notables: (1) federal government, (2) General Motors Corporation, (3) Bendix Corporation, (4) Missouri state...

2. Buyout Program Near Completion Buyout Program Near Completion October 13, 2006 General Motors Corp. has been reducing its hourly work force by 30 percent. At the Fairfax plant, 682 of the plant's 2,500 production employees decided to leave, and more than 400 hundred have already...

3. Community Was Rich In Sharing Community Was Rich In Sharing July 22, 2003 The current exhibit on the African American community in Leeds, Missouri, is commented on by Steve Penn in his column. The exhibit is located, until September, 2003, at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage...

4. Cunningham Sells Chevrolet-Olds Unit Cunningham Sells Chevrolet-Olds Unit October/30/2001 Article about the sale of the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile division of the Cunningham Automotive Group in Kansas City following General Motors' announcement of plans "to stop Oldsmobile production." Company founded...

5. Dealership Loss May Not Have Been Voluntary Dealership Loss May Not Have Been Voluntary October 18, 2007 Major Cadilliac car dealership changed hands earlier this year. It had been in the Major family for 44 years, and the dealership has been a fixture in Kansas City since 1908. It was owned by three successive...

6. Employee Strikes Weave an Historic Thread Through Kansas City Employee Strikes Weave an Historic Thread Through Kansas City March 12, 2008 Article provides an historical overview of union labor strife in Kansas City; specifically three early labor strikes: 1889 Garment Makers Union walkout of the Swofford Brothers Shirt and Overall factory;...

7. GM Burnishing its Crown Jewel GM Burnishing its Crown Jewel January 29, 2013 Article on General Motors planning to invest $600 million in its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kansas. The money will be used “to build and equip a 450,000-square-foot paint shop and upgrade...

8. GM Plant Makes 10 Millionth Vehicle GM Plant Makes 10 Millionth Vehicle August 26-September 1, 2005 The General Motors Corp. Fairfax Assembly Plant, 3201 Fairfax Trafficway in Kansas City, Kansas, produced its 10 millionth car, a black 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx on August 19, 2005. All Chevrolet Malibus...

9. GM's Turnaround Bolsters Fairfax GM's Turnaround Bolsters Fairfax January 27, 2013 Article summarizes how recent gains in the automobile market have helped General Motors recover from the verge of bankruptcy and has allowed the company to reinvest in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City,...

10. Largest Kansas City Area Employers Largest Kansas City Area Employers November 15, 1982 Largest 27 employers in the Kansas City area in 1982: (1) federal government, 22,000, (2) Trans World Airlines, 7,600, (3) General Motors Corporation, 7,500, (4) Bendix Corporation, 7,183, (5) Hallmark...

11. Renewing the Kansas City Spirit Renewing the Kansas City Spirit November 15, 2009 Norman Rockwell's painting of "The Kansas City Spirit" is the basis for this review of the history of some of Kansas City's "titans" and how they have "largely gone," such as the stockyards, Trans World...

12. Spiderman Drawn to Northeast? No, IN Northeast Spiderman Drawn to Northeast? No, IN Northeast July/17/2002 Comic book artist and writer Steve Lightle has lived in the Northeast area for 12 years. He develops comic books as "Peking Tom & Bobbi Sox" between projects for companies as General Motors, Hi-C fruit...