Ford Adding 2000 Jobs To Build F-150, Transit

Ford will add 2000 new jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri to meet demand for the F-150 truck and build the upcoming Transit commercial van. The factory, which already builds the F-150, currently employs 2450 hourly workers.

The job creation will happen in two stages. In the third quarter, Ford will add a third production shift and 900 jobs at Kansas City Assembly to meet strong demand for the F-150. The model’s sales are up 19 percent year-over-year through the first four months of 2013; the F-Series sold 59,030 units in April alone, up 24 percent compared to April 2012.

“The truck segment is growing three times faster than the overall industry, the housing market is strengthening, and we are seeing growth in the U.S. economy,” Ford president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs said in a statement.

In the fourth quarter, Ford will add another 1100 jobs at the Kansas factory to prepare for building the 2014 Transit commercial van. That involves a $1.1 billion investment to retool and expand the factory to make space for building the transit alongside the F-150 pickup truck.

The 2014 Ford Transit is a new rear-wheel-drive commercial van that is scheduled to go on sale early next year. It will be offered with a 3.7-liter V-6, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, and 3.2-liter inline-five turbodiesel engine. There will be three lengths, three roof heights, and two wheelbases so customers can pick the size of vehicle they need. The new Transit will be sold in 116 countries in keeping with the “One Ford” plan.

Source: Ford



the truck segment is growing three times faster than the overall industry, the housing market is strengthening, andwe are seeing growth in the U.S. economy
the truck segment is growing three times faster than the overall industry, the housing market is strengthening, andwe are seeing growth in the U.S. economy
the truck segment is growing three times faster than the overall industry, the housing market is strengthening, andwe are seeing growth in the U.S. economy

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