Ford's Kansas City F-150 Plant Is Live


Upgrades to the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo., which produces both the Ford F-150 and Transit, are now finished, allowing the facility to accommodate the all-new aluminum half-ton pickup truck. The manufacturing plant revamp was the last step needed in Ford's transition from the previous-generation F-150 to the 2015 model. With the upgrade, Ford now has the ability to make all styles of half-ton pickups as well as two commercial-specific models at the Claycomo facility.

The plant is running three full shifts and added 900 employees to make the new pickups. The truckmaker says its investment in the plant was more than $1 billion. With this new capacity addition, Ford has the capacity to produce up to 700,000 F-150 pickups per year for 90 markets globally.

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