Following a six-week-long targeted strike, the United Auto Workers (UAW) came to an agreement on a new master contract with Ford in late October, which was later ratified by Blue Oval workers represented by the union. This new deal contains quite a bit of information pertaining to the future of the company, including a grand total of $8 billion it plans to invest in its production facilities, models, and mechanical parts over the company years – at least until April 2028, when the contract expires. One of those tidbits, it seems, is that production of the Ford medium duty truck lineup will continue at least until that date, too.
This news comes to us directly from the UAW’s new contract with The Blue Oval, which reveals that production of the Ford medium duty truck lineup – the F-650 and F-750, specifically – will continue for the foreseeable future at the Ohio Assembly plant following a $2.1 billion dollar investment into that facility.
Aside from this, the Ohio Assembly plant is slated to continue producing Ford Super Duty F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks through at least April 2025, which is also the case with the long-running Ford E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis models as well. Finally, the Ohio plant is slated to add a new EV van to its production lines in the coming years. It’s unclear what that new van might be, but as Ford Authority previously reported, it could be the second-generation Ford E-Transit, which is currently produced at the Kansas City Assembly plant.
Back in September 2022, Ford announced that it was set to receive $205 million in state incentives for the Ohio plant, which are performance-based and require that the automaker operate the plant for another 33 years while also creating $108 million in new payroll. Now, according to this document, Ford will invest another $2.1 billion in the Ohio Assembly plant, which should keep its assembly lines humming along for the foreseeable future.