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.
This page shows information about the Ford Ohio assembly plant.
|Facility size||3,700,000 square feet (343,741 m2)|
|Land occupied||419 acres|
|Location||650 Miller Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012, United States|
|Ford Econoline / E-Series||1974 - present|
|Ford Escape||2001 - 2005|
|Ford Super Duty||2016 - present|
|Ford F-650 / F-750||2015 - present|
|Mercury Villager||1993 - 2003|
|Nissan Quest||1993 - 2003|
- 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.