Local News
11:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Ford Investing $80 Million in Kentucky Truck Plant, Hiring 350

Ford Motor Company says it’s investing $80 million at its Kentucky Truck Plant to increase production and meet growing demand for F-Series Super Duty trucks made at the Louisville facility.

Ford director of manufacturing John Savona says 350 jobs created by the expansion have been filled and the plant upgrades are already underway.

"It’s going to be completed at various stages of the year, but we expect to be getting the higher volume for these particular upgrades in the second half of the year and beyond," he said. 

Savona says production at the plant will be increased by about 15 percent.   The facility also produces the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition.

Ford’ s Kentucky Truck Plant employs nearly 4,000 people.