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Ford Lima Engine Plant Celebrated Major Milestone This Month

In recent months, Ford has invested a substantial amount of money in its Midwestern U.S. plants, as well as various other facilities around the world. In addition to retooling for the production of future vehicles – as well as all-electric ones – these investments are also helping to renovate Blue Oval plants and make them more pleasant for workers to, well, work in. Now, one particular FoMoCo facility – the Ford Lima Engine plant in Ohio – is celebrating a pretty substantial milestone, as CEO Jim Farley recently pointed out via Twitter.

The Ford Lima Engine plant just produced its 45 millionth engine, a monumental landmark that it achieved after 60+ years of continuous operation. The 312-acre site originally opened back in 1957 and has been building Ford and Lincoln engines ever since, currently employing 1,530 people.

When it first opened decades ago, the Lima plant oversaw production of the the Ford MEL V8 engine destined for the Edsel, and has since built a wide variety of powerplants including the Vulcan V6, the 385 V8, the 3.9L V8 used in the last-gen Thunderbird and Lincoln LS, as well as the 3.3L, 3.5L, and 3.7L Duratec engines, and the Ford 2.7L V6 EcoBoost and Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost powerplants – which came online following a $500 million dollar investment back in 2015.

Today, the Ford Lima Engine plant continues to churn out powerplants for a variety of models, even as many others have closed or converted for other uses. Recently, Ford announced that it will add an additional 90 jobs and $100 million investment split between the Lima Engine and Sharonville Transmission plants in Ohio, which should continue to keep both running for years to come.

We’ll have more on Ford’s plants from around the world soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. cwj

    one of the very best and most reliable engines they built was the 3.0 Vulcan V6..i have owned 3 of these and have neighbors with them ….Ranger pickups…Taurus etc….and they have been very reliable…


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