Ford Ups Production of SUVs to Meet Demand
Blue Oval to invest additional $25 mil in Kentucky Truck Plant, allowing it to increase manufacturing line speed on Expedition, Navigator.
Ford is increasing production of the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator to meet the greater-than-anticipated consumer demand. The company is using advanced manufacturing technologies and an upskilled workforce to increase line speed at its Kentucky Truck Plant in Lousiville, boosting production targets approximately 25 percent since last fall when the SUVs hit the market.
“The response from customers regarding our new full-size SUVs has been exceptional,” said Joe Hinrichs, President, Global Operations. “Using a combination of Ford’s advanced manufacturing and American hard work and ingenuity, we’ll deliver more high-quality Lincoln Navigators and Ford Expeditions to customers than originally planned.”
A new $25 million investment for additional manufacturing enhancements brings Ford’s total investment at the Kentucky Truck Plant to $925 million and allows the company to increase manufacturing line speed. This investment and advanced manufacturing upgrades are examples of the company’s quest to improve its operational fitness.