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Ford Motor Company Cleveland Engine Plant – Brook Park, Ohio, USA

The Ford Motor Company Cleveland Engine plant, also known simply as Cleveland Engine, is an engine manufacturing facility located in the city of Brook Park, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

The complex opened its doors in 1951 when it began production of Ford’s first overhead valve engine, more commonly known as the Lincoln Y-block V8. In 1955, a second facility, known as Cleveland Engine 2, was added to the complex for production of the Y-block 292 V8 destined for the Ford Thunderbird. Both facilities operated side by side up until 2012, where all operations were converted back to Cleveland Engine 1, which eventually changed its name to Cleveland Engine.

Today, the Cleveland Engine plant only has one facility and overseas the production of the Ford 2.0L EcoBoost, Ford 2.3L EcoBoost and Ford 3.5L EcoBoost engines. The following page shows information about the Ford Motor Company Cleveland Engine plant.

Quick Facts

Year opened1951
Facility size1,600,000 square feet (148,644 m2)
Land occupied365 acres
Location5600 Henry Ford Blvd, Brook Park, OH 44142, United States
Hourly employees1,600
Salaried employees150
Total employees290


EnginesProduction Years
Ford 2.0L EcoBoost2010 - present
Ford 2.3L EcoBoost2015 - present
Ford 3.5L EcoBoost2009 - present

Historical Timeline

  • 1951: Production of the Lincoln Y-block V8 begins at Cleveland Engine Plant number 1 (CEP1).
  • 1955: A second assembly plant, named Cleveland Engine Plant number 2 (CEP2) is added to the complex. It overseas the production of the Y-block 292 V8 for the Ford Thunderbird.
  • 1981: Production of the Ford 5.0L V8 begins at CEP1.
  • 1994: Production of the Ford Duratec 25 and Ford Duratec 30 engines begin at CEP2.
  • 2000: Production of the Ford 5.0L V8 ends at CEP1.
  • 2007: The Ford CEP1 facility is idled. CEP2 is the only operating facility.
  • 2009: Ford reopens CEP1 and invests US $55 million in tooling to produce the new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine. Production of the Ford 2.0L EcoBoost engine also begins at CEP1.
  • 2012: Production of the Ford Duratec 25 and Ford Duratec 30 ends at CEP2. The facility is shut down, leaving CEP1 as the only manufacturing center.
  • 2015: Production of the new 2.3L EcoBoost four cylinder engine begins at the Cleveland Engine Plant.
  • 2016: Ford injects an additional US $1.5 million in the plant.


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