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Ford Motor Company Ohio Assembly Plant – Avon Lake, Ohio, USA

The Ford Motor Company Ohio assembly plant, also known as OHAP, is located in Avon Lake, Ohio, USA. It currently produces the Ford E-Series, the Ford Super Duty and the Ford F-650 / F-750.

The facility opened in 1974 for the production of the Ford Econoline, which later morphed into the Ford E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis utility trucks. The plant was also the hub for the Ford and Nissan joint venture where the Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest were assembled between 1993 and 2003. The location also shares Ford Super Duty assembly with the Ford Kentucky Truck plant.

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Quick Facts

Year opened1974
Facility size3,700,000 square feet (343,741 m2)
Land occupied419 acres
Location650 Miller Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012, United States
Hourly employees1,600
Salaried employees140
Total employees1,740


VehiclesProduction Years
Ford Econoline / E-Series1974 - present
Ford Escape2001 - 2005
Ford Super Duty2016 - present
Ford F-650 / F-7502015 - present
Mercury Mariner2005
Mercury Villager1993 - 2003
Nissan Quest1993 - 2003

Historical Timeline

  • 1993: Production of the Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest begins, spawning a new joint venture between Ford and Nissan lasting until 2003.
  • 2001: The then all-new Ford Escape is added to the Ohio production line alongside the Villager and the Quest. Its mechanical twin, the Mercury Mariner, joins later in 2005, marking the last year these two vehicles are assembled in Ohio.
  • 2013: Ford E-Series van production stops at the end of 2013. Ford replaces the E-Series with the unibody Ford Transit, which will be assembled at the Ford Kansas City assembly plant. Production for the E-Series cutaway and strip chassis work trucks will remain in Ohio.
  • 2015: Production of the Ford F-650 and F-750 begin.
  • 2017: The Ford Ohio Assembly plant received the coveted Q1 Quality Award for highest build quality off the assembly line.


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