Ford expanding F-150 plant in Norfolk

Ford Motor Co. has started construction on a $375 million expansion of a truck assembly plant in Norfolk, VA. The plant opened in 1925 and last year produced approximately 240,000 F-Series light trucks. It presently employs over 2,300 people. Site preparation started at the beginning of the year and construction began on the 350,000-sq-ft building in April. Equipment should be in place by June of

Ford Motor Co. has started construction on a $375 million expansion of a truck assembly plant in Norfolk, VA.

The plant opened in 1925 and last year produced approximately 240,000 F-Series light trucks. It presently employs over 2,300 people. Site preparation started at the beginning of the year and construction began on the 350,000-sq-ft building in April.

Equipment should be in place by June of 2002 to begin manufacturing of the prototype 2003 model Ford F-150 light trucks.

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