BOURBONNAIS, IL – The all new Ford F-150 will be here before we know it, launching in just a few weeks. To prepare Ford Motor Company has announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center. The Ford Rouge Center is comprised of the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn Diversified facilities.
“As customer anticipation for the all-new F-150 continues to build, today we are bringing on 850 new jobs to help meet the market demand for the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “The new truck sets new standards for the future of tough – right down to how it’s built.”
The Dearborn truck plant is currently undergoing the largest manufacturing transformation in decades, replacing legacy manufacturing equipment with the latest in production technology. This transformation marked the first major renovation of the iconic facility since it opened in 2004. In addition, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour is currently undergoing a complete renovation with new films, exhibits and hands-on experiences tied to the new vehicle.
“Today we celebrate the commitment to excellence that the hardworking men and women of the Rouge demonstrate every day,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president and director of the National Ford Department. “The technology in the all-new 2015 F-150 is something the auto industry has never seen before, and our UAW members are poised and excited to build the next generation of America’s favorite truck.”
With 850 additional jobs being added to the three plants this brings the combined hourly employment to nearly 5,000 workers
“Ford’s announcement is more positive news for the citizens of Michigan and a further sign of the comeback of Michigan, manufacturing and the auto industry,” said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
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