WESTLAND, Mich. – Large American corporations have received plenty of flak over the years for unabashedly moving their production overseas or across the border to Mexico, and Ford has followed suit in some ways.
However, it makes us proud to hear news that Ford F-650 and F-750 production will create 1,000 jobs for Ohio now that the automaker has moved manufacturing of its medium-duty trucks from south of the border to Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio.
America’s best-selling commercial trucks for the last 30 years rolled off the line for the first time in the United States on August 12, 2015. Their production is the impetus for over 1,000 hourly UAW jobs and a U.S. plant investment of $168 million. Ford also furnished the plant with new body shop equipment and necessary tooling for Ford F-650 and F-750 production that will create 1,000 jobs for Ohio.
The F-650 and F-750 are available in Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab body styles and in straight-frame, dock-height, and a tractor model good for heavy towing. Both trucks also contain a diesel engine and transmission combination designed and built by Ford, something no other truck manufacturer accomplishes on its own.
Ford is also the only automaker to make available a gasoline-powered engine for its pickups in the medium-duty truck segment. In addition, the F-650 and F-750 have a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine option, and a 6.8-liter V10 option with 320 horsepower and 460 pounds per feet of torque.
How exciting that Ford chose to bring home production of the toughest, smartest, best-value Ford medium-duty trucks ever. Over 1,000 people are now employed in Ohio, and Ford has once again proven its commitment to quality American manufacturing. To keep up the quality of your Ford vehicle, make sure you stop in for regular auto service like getting an oil change, new tires, or any other car repairs taken care of at our used car dealership serving Canton, Mich.
North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by, or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!