Ford has announced that it has added an additional crew of 900 hourly workers at the Kansas City assembly plant as demand for the Ford F-150 has been on the rise.
“Ford F-Series sales are the strongest since 2006, and we are increasing production to meet this demand. This is an important indicator that our economy is growing again. We are proud that Ford Trucks are helping more of our customers get back to work,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager, in a statement.
Ford will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the Kansas City assembly plant, and the addition of the 900-worker crew is the first step. Not only will these new workers help with the demand of the Ford F-150 into the redesigned 2015 model, they will also help with the production of the all-new Ford Transit van that will go on sale early next year.
The automaker has announced its goal to increase capacity to 600,000 units in North America as demands for its entire lineup increase. In preparation of the new Transit, Ford is expanding the Kansas City plant, thanks to a $1.1 billion investment. Nationally, the plant has over 250 suppliers and with the new crew, all suppliers will benefit.