As part of Ford’s deal back in 2011 with the United Auto Workers, the company will shift production of its new 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks to a plant near Cleveland Ohio.
As part of the production shift, Ford is investing $168 million to retool the plant for the new medium-duty trucks. The Ohio Assembly Plant, which opened in 1974, currently produces the Ford E-Series lineup of vans and other commercial vehicles.
“Building these trucks in-house will utilize our expertise from our other tough truck and commercial vehicle lines to give our customers a better product at a competitive price,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas.
More on Ford’s shift to Ohio at IndustryWeek.