Kansas City Assembly Plant is Royally Proud
OREANDA-NEWS. November 05, 2015. With the Kansas City Royals claiming the title of 2015 World Series Champions, Kansas City Assembly Plant employees proudly wore their blue and white KC Royals gear the next morning. A title 30 years in the making, the plant was overflowing with happy workers, some of whom were in grade school the last time the Royals clinched the title.
"I think this is just spectacular," said Patricia Brisbin, operator, Motor Line, F-150. "It is totally awesome and makes me feel like royalty, too. THANK YOU boys in blue!"
Throughout the facility, the energy was palpable. "Everybody’s in a great mood," said Jeff Wyatt, operator, Transit Final. "We're all so happy. I’m a little tired because I stayed up until one in the morning, but it was so worth it!"
"This is so great," said Lauren VanDyne, operator, Transit Final. "It brings a lot of business to the city and it brings so much community spirit to the plant. It is definitely a moment of pride."
Marina Manzur, an operator in Transit Final, had a special connection to some of the starting lineup of players in how they share the same native country. "I am so happy for this. I have great pride knowing that my country of Dominican Republic was represented with this team, and it is so great to see all the blue shirts today."
With the team down, there was some nervousness; however, the team and fans always held out hope that it could somehow happen with their demonstrated late-game persistence.
"This is absolutely wonderful for our city, that after 30 years, they pulled off a win and they did it in an impressive fashion," said Eric Stephens, a utility in Transit Final.
In seeing all the blue and white team colors throughout the plant, many took pride knowing it was the Ford family of colors, too. "It is actually a dual purpose," said Stephens. "Because not only are they Ford's Blue Oval colors, it’s our KC Royals colors, too. So we can take pride in our company AND our team."