Ford Motor Company Invests Across Ohio Assembly Plants
The expanded facility will continue producing Ford's E-series van, medium-duty trucks and Super Duty chassis cabs. Construction is expected to begin later this year and assembly on the commercial electric vehicle is expected to begin in mid-decade.
The company also announced an additional 90 jobs and a $100 million investment between its Lima Engine Plant and Sharonville transmission plants. Ford operates facilities in Avon Lake, Brook Park, Lima, and Sharonville and has more than 7,000 employees in Ohio.
"Ohio is one of the world's great automotive hubs and a key manufacturing state that has been central to Ford since we first opened the Ohio Assembly Plant in 1958," said Kumar Galhotra, president, Ford Blue. "Ford is proud to assemble more vehicles and employ more union auto workers in the U.S. than any other auto manufacturer, and our commitment to the state of Ohio deepens today with the creation of 1,800 union jobs and $1.5 billion investment to build an all-new commercial EV at Ohio Assembly Plant."
To support the expansion of the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority will consider a tax credit at a future meeting, and JobsOhio also plans to provide grant assistance.
"The Avon Lake facility represents the automotive heritage of Ohio and our world-class labor workforce and also our shared commitment with Ford to advancing innovation as we transition, together, to the EV space for future production," said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. "As manufacturing continues to evolve in Lorain County, JobsOhio and our partners are committed to protecting and growing Ohio's automotive industry by positioning the state as a global EV leader."
The Ford Motor Company, DeWine-Husted Administration, the Ohio Department of Development, the City of Avon Lake, Lorain County, state and local elected officials, and Ohio's Congressional delegation all collaborated with JobsOhio to bring the project to Avon Lake.
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