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Ford Motor Company Kentucky Truck Plant – Louisville, Kentucky, USA

The Ford Motor Company Kentucky truck plant is located in the Northeast corner of Louisville in Kentucky, USA. The facility currently produces the Ford Super Duty, the Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator.

The plant opened in 1969 for production of the L Series heavy duty trucks, as well as the B Series bus, semis and road haulers. The Kentucky Truck Plant has since evolved and grown tremendously, with a floor area that has almost doubled since its opening. In 2016, a new paint facility, new body shop for aluminum chassis’ in 2016, a new stacker, and a new tire production facility were added to the complex. Vehicle output average is 88 vehicles per hour between two assembly lines.

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Quick Facts

Year opened1969
Facility size6,000,000 square feet (557,418 m2)
Land occupied500 acres
Location 3001 Chamberlain Ln, Louisville, KY 40241, United States
Hourly employees8,620
Salaried employees300
Total employees8,920


VehiclesProduction Years
Ford L Series1969 - 1996
Ford F Series1969 - 1996
Ford B Series1969 - 1996
Ford Excursion1999 - 2005
Ford Expedition / Expedition Max2009 - present
Ford Super Duty1998 - present
Lincoln Navigator / Navigator L2009 - present

Historical Timeline

  • 1996: Ford sells its heavy-truck operations, selling the rights and production tools of the Louisville heavy truck division to Freghtliner. This includes the L, F and B Series platforms, or also known simply as the Louisville/Aeromax trucks. This line of trucks later re-entered production as Sterling Trucks from 1997 to 2009.
  • 2009: The Ford Kentucky truck plant is chosen for the assembly of both the Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator.
  • 2016: Important plant expansion, with the addition of a new paint facility, new body shop for aluminum chassis’, a new stacker, and a new tire production facility.


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