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Ford Adds Second Shift in KC to Meet Transit Demand

September 25, 2014

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.
Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford has added a second shift at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet the demand for its 2015 Transit full-size van, Ford has announced.

Ford has added 1,200 jobs as part of a second shift at the plant.The 1,200 new jobs are in addition to the 2,800 jobs added at plant in 2012 and 2013 to support the 2015 Transit launch and increased production of the Ford F-150 pickup.

In addition to Transit, the plant produces F-150 Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew pickups. The plant will employ more than 6,000 hourly workers by the end of 2014, on a two-shift pattern for Transit production and three-crew pattern for F-150.

Ford invested $1.1 billion in 2011 to retool and expand the facility for Transit production and to support surging customer demand for F-150. Expansion projects include the addition of a 437,000-square-foot stamping facility and a 78,000-square-foot paint shop.

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