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Ford begins medium-duty production in Ohio

Aug. 12, 2015

The revamped F-650 and F-750 medium-duty truck models unveiled by Ford Motor Co. in March last year are now rolling of the production line at the OEM’s Ohio Assembly Plant.

Previously built in Mexico, Ford said shifting the production of its medium-duty truck line to Ohio last year helped secure more than 1,000 hourly jobs. The OEM added it also invested $168 million in its Ohio plant to build its redesigned medium-duty models.

“Our investment in Ohio Assembly Plant reinforces our commitment to building vehicles in America and to delivering best-in-class commercial trucks,” noted Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president for the Americas, said in a statement. “Working with our partners in the UAW, we found a way to make the costs competitive enough to bring production of a whole new generation of work trucks to Ohio.”

Opened in 1974, Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant now employs nearly 1,400 people. In addition to now producing all Ford F-650 and F-750 models and configurations, the plant also produces Ford E-Series cutaway vans and stripped chassis.

More information regarding the all-new 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 model lineup can be found here.

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