850 New Jobs at Rouge Center for F-150

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With the expectation of the new 2015 F-150 to be a hit, Ford has created 850 new positions at their Rouge Center.

The center comprises the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping, and Dearborn Diversified facilities to support the new F-150.

“As customer anticipation for the all-new F-150 continues to build, today we are bringing on 850 new jobs to help meet the market demand for the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “The new truck sets new standards for the future of tough – right down to how it’s built.”

The Rouge Center’s truck plant underwent the largest manufacturing transformation in decades, replacing older manufacturing equipment to modern pieces to handle the new features of the 2015 Ford F-150. This includes the aluminum body panels, which required new tooling to create.

“Today we celebrate the commitment to excellence that the hardworking men and women of the Rouge demonstrate every day,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president and director of the National Ford Department.

“The technology in the all-new 2015 F-150 is something the auto industry has never seen before, and our UAW members are poised and excited to build the next generation of America’s favorite truck.”

Justin Banner is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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