International Auto Supplier Selects Platte County for New Manufacturing Facility

PCEDC Staff News

April 28, 2014

Ontario, Canada-based Martinrea International,Inc. has selected Riverside, Mo., as the location for a new full-service facility to supply the GM assembly plant in Fairfax, Kan. The company will invest multi-millions in the 275,560-sq.-ft. facility, and create 290 new jobs.

Martinrea Riverside, LLC will be located at 5233 NW 41st Street, in Riverside, and will perform four select processes within the facility: stamping, welding, e-coat and final assembly. The operation is the first of its kind in the world for a Tier One automotive supplier.

“Martinrea’s selection of Riverside continues to prove what a prime location Riverside Horizons is for businesses in the automotive industry,” said Riverside Mayor Kathy Rose. “The location not only meets a variety of logistical needs, but a great synergy is starting to develop from having multiple tier one automotive suppliers all located in the same area.”

“I’m proud to welcome Martinrea to our community,” said Commissioner Jason Brown. “Here in Platte County we have a highly skilled workforce that ranks among the highest in the region. Our citizens build and create safe and durable products and it makes me proud to see Platte County continue to remain a strong manufacturing force within the region with the addition of Martinrea.”

Metropolitan Community College has worked to support Martinrea from the beginning of their site selection helping them understand the education, training and consulting services the college is able to provide. Applicants interested in job opportunities with Martinrea Riverside LLC please email

About Martinrea

Martinrea International, Inc. (TSX:MRE) is a leader in the production of quality steel and aluminum metal parts, assemblies and modules and fluid management systems focused primarily on the automotive sector. Operating 38 plants in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, the company is a Tier One supplier, serving vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers and other industrial sectors worldwide.

Platte County EDC Partners:

  • State of Missouri
  • The Missouri Partnership
  • Missouri Department of Economic Development
  • Kansas City Area Development Council
  • City of Riverside
  • KCP&L
  • Crossland Construction Company, Inc
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Park Hill School District
  • davidson architecture & engineering
  • Lee & Associates
  • Alliance Relocation Center
  • Aerotek, Inc.
  • Missouri Gas Energy
  • KC SmartPort