January 30, 2014

Ford Invests US$ 80-million, creates 350 jobs at Kentucky Truck Plant

Ford Motor Company will add 350 new jobs and invest US$ 80-million in its Kentucky Truck Plant to meet growing demand for Ford F-series Super Duty trucks.

The US$ 80-million will pay for facility upgrades, retooling and increased capacity to meet market demand.
The investment and new employment opportunities are estimated to result in a 15 per cent increase in production capacity, or approximately 55,000 units.

"Customer demand for F-series Super Duty trucks is growing substantially, and F-series overall is America's best-selling truck for 37 years running," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford President of The Americas. "Building on more than 100 years of manufacturing in Kentucky, we are proud to expand our profitable growth in the region as a result of our leadership in trucks and SUVs."

"We are happy to be adding new jobs at Kentucky Truck Plant, because we know the impact these jobs will have on the local community," added Jimmy Settles, UAW Vice-President, National Ford Department. "It's especially rewarding to know these jobs come as a result of customer demand. It shows customers understand and appreciate the dedication our UAW Ford workers put into delivering top-quality products like Ford F-series Super Duty."

Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager said, "F-series continues to dominate the segment, widening the gap between Ford and key competitors. The continued domination of F-series has made the Blue Oval not just the industry leader for trucks, but America's favorite truck manufacturer."


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