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Ford Motor Company Kansas City Assembly Plant – Clay County, Missouri, USA

The Ford Motor Company Kansas City assembly plant, also known as the Ford Claycomo plant, is located about 10 miles northeast of Kansas City, in Clay County, Mirrousi, USA. It currently produces the Ford F-150 and the Ford Transit.

The Kansas City Assembly Plant opened in 1951 specifically for military production, and was later converted for mass-market automotive assembly in 1956. It is one of Ford’s longest running plants, and it’s the largest car manufacturing center in terms of units produced in the United States, generating thousands of jobs and millions in tax dollars. It is the largest tax generator in Clay County, Missouri.

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Quick Facts

Year opened1951
Facility size4,717,565 square feet (438,000 m2)
Land occupied12,269 acres
Location8121 U.S. 69, Claycomo, MO 64119, United States
Hourly employees9,900
Salaried employees350
Total employees7,250


VehiclesProduction Years
Ford Contour1995-2000
Ford Escape2001-2012
Ford Fairlane1955-1961
Ford Fairmount1978-1983
Ford Falcon1960-1970
Ford F-1501957 - present
Ford Maverick1970-1977
Ford Tempo1984-1994
Ford Transit2014 - present
Lincoln Blackwood2002
Mazda Tribute2001-2011
Mercury Comet1960-1977
Mercury Mariner2005-2011
Mercury Meteor1961-1963
Mercury Mystique1995-2000
Mercury Topaz1984-1994
Mercury Zephyr1978-1983

Historical Timeline

  • 2010: In December 2010 Ford announces that it will move production of the Ford Escape and Ford Escape Hybrid to the Louisville Assembly Plant, in which it had just spent $600 million in renovations. This decision lead to fears that such a move could result in the loss of half the jobs in the plant.
  • 2011: Ford announces that it would invest $1.1 billion on additions and upgrades, including a new stamping plant. However, Ford does not specify which vehicles will come out of this investment.
  • 2012: In 2012, Ford announces that the Kansas City assembly plant would be the North American lead production site for the Ford Transit.


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