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Ford BlueOval City Lands Magna As First Major Supplier

With construction of the forthcoming and quite massive Ford BlueOval City complex officially underway, the countdown to the opening of the newest all-electric vehicle and battery production facility is on. With a focus on simplified and more streamlined manufacturing techniques, Ford BlueOval City will build a next-generation all-electric Ford F-Series pickup starting in 2025, as well as what could be additional models as well. Now, as we slowly move toward that date, The Blue Oval has named its first major supplier for the upcoming EV plant – Magna, which already produces the battery enclosures used in the Ford F-150 Lightning, according to Commercial Appeal.

Magna plans to spend $790 million building three facilities at the Ford BlueOval City campus in Stanton, Tennessee – an 800,000-square-foot frame and battery enclosures facility and a 140,000-square-foot seating facility – as well as a 400,000-square-foot stamping and assembly facility in nearby Lawrenceburg. Altogether, these three sites are expected to create around 1,300 jobs. The supplier will manufacture battery enclosures, truck frames, and seats for the forthcoming second-generation EV Ford pickup starting in 2025.

“These opportunities not only strengthen our relationship with a valued customer, but also reflect the depth and breadth of our capabilities across the vehicle. We are thankful to the state of Tennessee for their support and partnership,” said Eric Wilds, Magna chief sales and marketing officer

“BlueOval City is developing an on-site supplier park that will allow the facility to be efficient and vertically integrated,” a Ford spokesperson said in a statement. “We look forward to the jobs this supplier park will bring to West Tennessee, in addition to the nearly 6,000 jobs BlueOval City will create.”

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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. Bruce Holberg

    Very positive. Look at how Michigan residents are trying to derail the Ford battery plant there. If they win, what have they won? Fewer jobs. That’s why Tennessee is growing and Michigan is going down the chute. It pains me to say that as I am a former Michigander.


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