Today, for the first time Ford Motor Co. is assembling its medium-duty commercial pickup trucks; F-650 and F-750 from Mexico City to the Ohio’s Avon Lake in Cleveland-area plant. Since 2000, till date, the commercial trucks’ production was carried out by Ford and its joint venture Navistar International Corp., also Known as Blue Diamond in Escobedo, Mexico
According to the company’s statement, by shifting production plant to Ohio will preserve about 1400 job vacancies, and will represent around $168 million investment in the in a new body shop and tool.
UAW vice president, Jimmy Settles, stated that the move to the 41-year-old plant in Avon park (Ohio) depicts that around 1000 workers will be presented by the UAW (United Auto Workers) union to fill employment seat. As revealed further, Jimmy added that at present, the company is having about 1400 workers at the Avon park complex, Ohio.
Currently, Ford is in talks with the UAW for a new national contract, which would be affecting around 52,300 workers. Last month, the company declared that it would shift its production plants of small cars; Ford C-Max, and Ford Focus from a plant in Wayne (Michigan). Ford has denied to commenting on the UAW’s statement on the current matter of shifting cars’ production plants from Mexico.
Mike Levine, Ford truck spokesman said that for each F-650 or F-750 truck sold to an armada purchaser, another six Ford trucks are additionally sold to the same client. He stated that in 2014, Ford has sold 9,627 F-650 and F-750 car models that were 11 per cent more than the earlier year.
The 2016 model year trucks are marked down for sale later this year that is a couple of months after Ford declared when it initially reported the movement of production to Ohio, in March 2014.
Ford’s trucks are frequently sold as cab-and-chassis skeletons, and tweaked by buyers to serve an extensive variety of uses like, from food-and-drink conveyance to ambulances to oilfield services. The trucks will offer from $56,705 for a gas-fueled regular cab F-650 to $76,690 for a diesel-powered tractor crew cab - price incorporate conveyance charges too.
The Avon Park plant - the place where Ford built Econoline vans for many years. Recently, company has renamed it as E-Series vans, which are no more produced. Presently, Ford is assembling its Transit vans in Kansas City, Missouri.