Whenever your company can pour $500 million dollars into a manufacturing plant, boosting production numbers and also adding many new jobs to the community around the plant, it’s safe to assume it is good times for that company. So that’s exactly what we’re assuming about Ford, as the brand just announced a $500 million expansion to their Lima, Ohio, engine production plant. The Lima plant will hire 300 more workers to help carry the increased production load in Lima.
The money Ford is pouring into the plant will go specifically toward production of the 2.7L EcoBoost engine, which will be put to fuel-efficient use in the 2015 Ford F-150. The Lima plant isn’t the only place in Ohio getting a major upgrade from Ford, either. The Blue Oval also recently announced that they’ll spend $168 million on their Cleveland plant so they can bring production of the 2016 F-650 and F-750 up from Mexico.
The reason Ford keeps pouring money into their production plants, of course, is that their vehicles are more popular than ever. With the world’s best-selling nameplate and America’s best-selling truck series in our inventory, demand is so high that it can be hard to keep up with you guys here at Hassett Automotive. So hurry in today to find the Ford car of your dreams!