Kawasaki says it will add 550 jobs at Lincoln facility

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A major manufacturer has announced expansion at a Nebraska facility.

Kawasaki Motors say it will spend $200 million to expand the company's facilities in northwest Lincoln.

The proposal includes an expansion of assembly, paint and welding lines, and automation.

The current facility covers about 2 million square feet and employs more than 2,000 people.

Kawasaki says 500 full-time positions would be added with the expansion.