Back To America: Ford Starts Building F-650/750 in Ohio

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2016 Ford F-650 and F-750

In a time where many automakers are looking to shift some of their automotive production out of the United States, it’s always great to hear about a manufacturer moving production into the US. Today, that manufacturer is Ford, and the vehicles they’re building in the US for the first time are the medium-duty F-650 and F-750 commercial trucks.

Ford sets a new standard in medium duty pickups with the launch of the all-new 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750, the toughest medium duty pickup, offering great value, and primed for work.

Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake will be tasked with making the commercial trucks. This new construction also secures 1,000 full time hourly UAW jobs and $168 million in plant investment. Ford’s president of The Americas, Joe Hinrichs, had this positive things to say about the investment.

Our investment in Ohio Assembly Plant reinforces our commitment to building vehicles in America and to delivering best-in-class commercial trucks.

Additionally, the UAW was crucial to making this deal happen.

Working with our partners in the UAW, we found a way to make the costs competitive enough to bring production of a whole new generation of work trucks to Ohio.

The F-650 and F-750 models are offered in a variety of configurations to meet the needs of many businesses. It’s also the only medium-duty truck that has a gasoline engine as an option. When you spec the monstrous V10 engine, you can also have it upgraded to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).

2016 Ford F-650 and F-750

Being an Ohioan, I appreciate seeing automakers investing money in my local economy, but building in Ohio isn’t just good for Ohio, it’s good for the country as a whole. Good on you Ford for making it happen!

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Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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