Ford Moving Truck Production from Mexico to Ohio


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.


Ford Announces New Jobs in Cleveland


Ford announced it will create 450 new jobs in Cleveland building the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The engine is already found in the 2013 Ford Escape.

The Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it is expanding production and adding new jobs to the EcoBoost Engine Production Plant in Cleveland.

Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, spoke at the Cleveland, Ohio plant Thursday. Ford will invest nearly $200 million and add 450 jobs at the Cleveland Engine Plant. The workers will build the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which is in 95 percent of the Ford lineup.

“This is our One Ford plan at its best – giving customers the power of choice to decide which fuel-efficient engine is best tailored to their needs,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Cleveland Engine Plant was the first to produce EcoBoost engines and will continue to be a cornerstone of Ford’s strategy to deliver affordable fuel economy for millions.”

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Ford to invest $773 million, create 2,350 jobs

2013 Ford Fusion

With redesigns like this 2013 Ford Fusion, the Ford company is looking to expand American Production

The Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday that it plans to invest more than $700 million and create more than 12,000 jobs in the United States over the next few years.

This is good news for automotive giant, who has saw a very successful 2012. Initially, 2,350 jobs will created in Ford’s home state of Michigan, with more than 12,000 new American jobs added by 2015.

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