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Ford Plans $1.3 Billion Expansion At Its Louisville, Kentucky Truck Plant

Ford Motor Company, will invest $1.3 billion and create 2,000 new jobs at its Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The jobs will support the launch of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck. The automaker is investing in an all-new body shop, facility upgrades and retooling to build the new aluminum-bodied Super Duty truck.

According to company officials, adding to that the $80 million invested in 2014 to meet growing customer demand for Super Duty trucks and $129 million to support Lincoln MKC production at Louisville Assembly Plant, and Ford has invested more than $1.5 billion in the commonwealth of Kentucky and the city of Louisville in the past two years.

“With the introduction of the all-new Ford Super Duty, America’s best-selling heavy-duty pickup, we expect to continue growing our truck leadership,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford President of The Americas. “Through this investment, we are continuing to show our commitment to Kentucky and the city of Louisville, as well as bringing to customers industry-leading trucks to help them take care of business and earn a living.”

Kentucky Truck Plant produces F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty pickups and chassis cabs, as well as Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The plant has produced more than 5 million Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks since it was introduced in 1999.

“Adding new jobs and more investment at Kentucky Truck Plant not only secures a solid foundation for our UAW members, but also strengthens the communities in which they live, work and play,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW Vice President, National Ford Department. “Such success highlights our members’ hard work and dedication to building world-class, quality vehicles like the Super Duty.”

“This tremendous investment and commitment to new job creation reconfirms the strength of a more than century-long relationship between Kentucky and Ford Motor Company,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “We wholeheartedly appreciate Ford’s continued confidence in the commonwealth’s workforce and pro-business environment, and we look forward to expanding our relationship in the future.”

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