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Ford to invest US$500m in Ohio engine plant

Ford will invest US$500m to upgrade its Lima engine plant and add 300 jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost, specifically engineered for the necxt-generation 2015 Ford F-150.
The investment, which follows news that the company will shift production of its F-650/F-750 medium duty trucks from Mexico to Ohio early next year, will go to a new flexible engine assembly system and renovation of 700,000sqft of the facility for machining and assembly functions. The Lima engine plant already produces the 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter Duratic V6 engines for Ford vehicles including Edge and Explorer utilities, as well as the Lincoln MKX crossover, MKT utility and MKZ sedan.

“Lima has kept Ford and Lincoln vehicles running for nearly 60 years,” said Bruce Hettle, vice president of North America manufacturing at Ford. “Bringing production of the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost to Lima builds a solid future both for Ford and the dedicated workers in Ohio.”
The new 2.7 EcoBoost features standard start-stop technology to boost fuel efficiency, and use a compacted graphite iron engine block, the same material used in Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8, with aluminum for weight savings.
The Lima engine plant, which opened in 1957, employs more than 900 people and is one of the largest employers in Allen County. Earlier this month, the 3-millionth Duratec V6 was built there, and later this year the 40-millionth engine produced at the plant will roll off the assembly line.

28 March 2014


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