$80 Million Invested in Ford Kentucky Truck Plant
Ford Motor Company has always been known as the industry’s leading truck manufacturer, a fact that has been confirmed once again with a brand new investment made by the carmaker. With the popularity of the Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks soaring, Ford has decided to invest $80 million into their Kentucky Truck Plant, creating over 350 new jobs, adding to the carmaker’s goal of creating over 6,000 new jobs throughout the U.S.
“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, in the automaker’s press release. “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.”
The Kentucky Truck Plant, which produces F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty pickups, along with the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, will build the 5-millionth Ford F-Series Super Duty with this production increase. This plant first opened in 1969 and employs close to 4,000 people.
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