Faurecia says it will host a 'beam signing ceremony' to commemorate the start of construction for its newest facility in the US state of Missouri. In February, the automotive supplier announced plans to open a new interiors production facility in Blue Springs, Missouri.

"Blue Springs has the right people with the right expertise, which enables Faurecia to continue our strong growth in North America," said Donald Hampton, Jr., president of Faurecia Interiors in North America. "We are excited to expand our presence in Missouri as we commit to deliver the best, high-quality products to our customers. This opportunity is greatly attributed to the exceptional partnerships we enjoy with community leadership, and the highly motivated and skilled workforce in this state."

The new, 250,000 square foot facility will bring more than 300 new jobs to the area by the end of 2020. In total, Faurecia is making an investment of US$60m in the Blue Springs community.

"We are thrilled that this world-wide company has chosen Blue Springs as the location of its most recent production facility," said Carson Ross, mayor of Blue Springs. "As I like to say, Blue Springs is a City on the move and on the right track. We're bringing quality growth and development to the City, and this facility is a great example of that."

The Blue Springs location will manufacture and assemble door panels and instrument panels. using the latest technologies. Faurecia currently employs more than 600 people in Missouri at its Clean Mobility facility in Dexter, and Seating facility in Wentzville.