Ford is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area

January 8, 2020
January 8, 2020 Andy McConnell

Ford is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area

LOUISVILLE, KY., October 27, 2017 -- Ford team member, Cody Clemons doing a CBT-current base test. Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant today celebrates the launch of the all-new Expedition — the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever — delivering generous space, more comfort and flexibility, and smart technology to keep everyone connected. Ford recently invested $900 million in the plant for upgrades to build the all-new Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, securing 1,000 full-time hourly U.S. jobs. The new Expedition arrives in dealership this fall.  Kentucky Truck Plant, which opened in 1969 and currently employs approximately 8,000 workers, produces the all-new Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty pickups and chassis cabs. The plant has built more than 470,000 Expeditions since it was introduced to the plant’s line in 2009. Photo by:  Sam VarnHagen

Ford Motor Company will be adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area and investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles. Also, Ford will invest $750 million and add 2,700 new direct jobs in the next three years at Ford’s manufacturing facility in Wayne, Mich., to build the Famous new Ford Bronco.