Groundbreaking set for site of new Honeywell plant in Kansas City

Sunday, September 5, 2010 | 4:15 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled this week at a south Kansas City project to build a privately developed plant where non-nuclear parts for nuclear weapons will be built.

The facility being built for Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies will employ 2,100 people and replaces the Honeywell plant at the Bannister Federal Complex. That plant produces 85 percent of the non-nuclear parts that go into a typical weapon.

The Kansas City Star reports that another 1,500 construction workers also will be needed to build the 1.5 million-square-foot campus.

Because the new plant is a private development, it will be on the local tax rolls, and is expected to generate $5.2 million annually in local property tax revenue when it's fully operational.


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Carlos Sanchez September 5, 2010 | 4:55 p.m.

I bet they did not consider any city parks when they decided to build it there.

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