March 13, 2015

Ford starts production of 2015 Ford F-150 at Kansas City Assembly Plant

Ford marks the official start of production of the all-new 2015 F-150 at Kansas City Assembly Plant, which joins Dearborn Truck Plant in building the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.

This means Ford has expanded production of the first mass-produced light-duty
pickup truck with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. In addition to producing all F-150 models and cab configurations, production at Kansas City Assembly Plant now includes F-150s with an 8-foot cargo box and heavy payload package to meet the needs of commercial fleet customers.

"The all-new F-150 has surpassed our expectations - setting new standards for full-size truck capability, technology and efficiency," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford President, The Americas. "With production starting at Kansas City Assembly, we are better poised to start meeting growing customer demand for our pickup."

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon added, "The roll-out of the all-new Missouri-made F-150 cements our position as America's truck manufacturing headquarters and marks a historic moment that has been years in the making."

"The hardworking men and women of UAW Local 249 and Kansas City Assembly Plant are proud to be part of the F-series tradition - one that continues to set the standard by which all American trucks are measured," said Jimmy Settles, UAW Vice-President and Director, National Ford Department. "But the real contribution goes far beyond these walls; the addition of 900 new jobs and more than US$ 1-billion in financial investment provides tremendous stability to the Kansas City, Missouri community, for which the entire UAW-Ford family can be proud."

Combined, Kansas City Assembly and Dearborn Truck facilities will have capacity to produce more than 700,000 Ford F-150 pickups per year for availability in 90 markets globally.


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