First U.S.-Built Ford F-650, F-750 Completed
Aug. 12, 2015—The all-new Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks roll off the line today for the first time in the U.S.
Previously built in Mexico, the production of the trucks at the Ohio Assembly Plant will help secure more than 1,000 hourly United Auto Worker (UAW) jobs and a $168 million plant investment.
The production shift from Mexico to the Ohio Assembly Plant was part of a collective bargaining agreement Ford and the UAW negotiated in 2011.
"Through collective bargaining, we were able to secure production of the Ford F-650/F-750 to Ohio Assembly Plant,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president and director, National Ford Department. “Building these world-class vehicles in America helps secure jobs for more than 1,000 UAW members and provides economic growth for the Avon Lake community. Strengthening the economy through job creation continues our efforts to rebuild the American middle-class and communities all across this nation.”
“Our investment in Ohio Assembly Plant reinforces our commitment to building vehicles in America and to delivering best-in-class commercial trucks,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “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.”
The truck will be offered in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles and in straight-frame, dock-height and an all-new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications.
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