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Kawasaki comes to Nebraska with Aerostructures production line
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Lincoln, Neb (KGFW) - Governor Pete Ricketts is always looking for ways to bolster the Nebraskan economy and he has found a new one.

Enter Kawasaki, yes the motorcycle makers.

On May 18th Governor Pete Ricketts and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. hosted the grand opening of the company’s new Aerospace Division in Lincoln. Production will initially focus on cargo door manufacturing for Boeing Corporation 777x aircraft.

“Kawasaki’s continued investment in Nebraska is helping to grow our state with great opportunities,” said Governor Ricketts. “Kawasaki’s decision to expand operations in Nebraska demonstrates our competitive position in the global economy and the importance of international trade missions to bringing investment to Nebraska. These new jobs and investment will help grow the Nebraska economy and bring new good-paying opportunities to Lincoln.”

This will be an expansion of the current factory that exists in Lincoln.

The factory currently produces, among others: all-terrain vehicles, the Jet Ski, and railway vehicles.

The Lincoln factory began producing motorcycles in 1974, as a factory of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Governor Ricketts will follow this announcement up with another trip to Japan in order to establish more ties to Nebraska on a global scale.

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