August 25, 2014

Lincoln MKC brings US$ 129-million investment, 300 new jobs to Louisville Assembly Plant

Ford Motor Company announced the hiring of 300 new employees and a US$ 129-million investment in Louisville Assembly Plant to support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC.

Production of Lincoln's newest vehicle began in May. MKC is the second of four all-new
Lincoln vehicles being introduced by 2016, and will go on sale in China, along with the MKZ sedan, when the Lincoln brand debuts there later this year.

"Lincoln MKC is an important part of Lincoln as it attracts a new luxury customer," said Daryl Sykes, Plant Manager, Louisville Assembly Plant. "To have the opportunity to build an all-new vehicle - the first small utility ever from Lincoln - is very exciting for the hardworking men and women at Louisville Assembly Plant."

"The UAW and Ford remain steadfast in our commitment to Louisville with the addition of Lincoln MKC to Louisville Assembly Plant's production line," said Jimmy Settles, UAW VP, National Ford Department. "The 300 new jobs add to the plant's 4,600 UAW team members - a fantastic feat enabled through the collective bargaining between the UAW and Ford to support US manufacturing."

With the addition of the 300 employees, Ford is more than 75 per cent of the way toward its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the United States by 2015.

The new US$ 129-million investment is also helping to support more than 110 suppliers across the United States including 17 in the commonwealth of Kentucky.


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