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    Official: Ford adds third shift at F-150 plant to keep up with demand

    Filed under: Truck, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, Work, Ford


    The signs have been very positive for Ford's F-Series line of pickup trucks as of late, and after 24 consecutive months of increasing sales of the best-selling F-150, the automaker has added a third production crew at its Kansas City Assembly Plant that includes 900 new hourly workers to meet demand for the truck. This the first step in Ford's plan to add 2,000 hourly jobs at the plant to help meet demand for its trucks and to begin production of the new Transit van, the automaker says.

    Despite some tough new competition, sales of the F-Series are the strongest they've been since 2006, according to Ford. The automaker sold 60,449 F-Series in July, the best sales figure for the mid-summer month since 2006, which also represents a 23 percent increase compared to July 2012. From January to July 2013, sales were up 22 percent compared to the same period last year.

    Ford has committed to creating 12,000 hourly jobs by 2015, and with the 900 new employees added to the assembly plant in Missouri, the company says it has completed 75 percent of its goal. Ford has also invested $1.1 billion to retool and expand the Kansas City Assembly Plant to ready it for Transit production. Take a look at the press release below for more job and F-Series sales information.Continue reading Ford adds third shift at F-150 plant to keep up with demand
    Ford adds third shift at F-150 plant to keep up with demand originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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