Ford Moving Truck Production from Mexico to Ohio

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Ford is shifting production of F-650 to F-750 trucks from Mexico to its Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, according to the Detroit News.

Ford spokespeople did not comment on the Detroit News’ story, but the paper says the company is planning next Friday to announce more details of the shift to America. The paper says the switch is likely to take place late 2014 or early 2015.

The Avon Lake Plant currently makes E-Series Vans, but these vans will soon be replaced by the new Ford Transit. In 2011, Ford announced a plan to invest $128 million in Northeast Ohio to support production of F53 and F59 commercial stripped chassis. In Jan. 2014, UAW Workers and the Ford Motor Co. agreed to protect 1,4000 jobs at the plan.

 

Waikem Body Shop Ready to Handle Aluminum Ford F-150

The Waikem Body Shop is ready to take on the challenge  of the all-new aluminum 2015 Ford F-150.

The Waikem Auto Family has invested more than $600,000 in our body shop to make it one of the few local dealerships ready to handle the new Ford trucks. Aluminum is different to handle than steel. Along with facing the challenges of the new truck, our new Body Shop will meet EPA compliance updates, and an all-new paint booth designed for water-based paints.

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Ford Says You Test the F-150

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Ford is launching the “You Test” campaign, in which actual Ford F-150 drivers and fans could win the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of the all-new 2015 F-150 before nearly anyone else in the world. By visiting BuiltToughTest.com, customers can tell Ford how they would test the toughness of the new F-150 pickup – maybe through a grueling off-road challenge, or even through the daily routine of a demanding job site.

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2014 Mistubishi Outlander Wins KBB Five Year Cost to Own Award

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has the lowest cost of ownership in its class according to KBB.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has the lowest cost of ownership in its class according to KBB.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander won Kelley Blue Book’s 5-year cost to own award among all mid-sized crossovers. What that means is this all-new SUV won’t break the bank while it’s in your garage.

The Outlander beat out competition include the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep Wrangler. Brand new in 2014, the Outlander’s 5-year cost to own is projected at $38,359. Kelley Blue Book crunches all the numbers to predict the lowest cost of ownership. Costs include depreciation, fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair rates and state fees.

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