Ford Motor Company today announced a new vehicle lineup heading to production at the Kentucky Truck Plant: that of the Ford F-Series Super Duty. With it will come some $1.3 billion in investments, plus the addition of 2,000 new jobs.
That $1.3 billion earmarked for F-Series Super Duty production will go toward furnishing the Kentucky Truck Plant with an all-new body shop, along with more general facility upgrades and retooling. The assignment shouldn’t come as any particular surprise, however, as the Ford F-Series Super Duty has been produced at Kentucky’s Truck Assembly Plant since its introduction in 1999.
“With the introduction of the all-new Ford Super Duty, America’s best-selling heavy-duty pickup, we expect to continue growing our truck leadership,” said Ford President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs. “Through this investment, we are continuing to show our commitment to Kentucky and the city of Louisville, as well as bringing to customers industry-leading trucks to help them take care of business and earn a living.”
In addition to the $1.3 billion set aside for the start of Ford F-Series Super Duty production, the automaker also invested some $80 million last year to support the current Super Duty truck line, plus $129 million into the Louisville Assembly Plant to support production of the Lincoln MKC.