Ford: Half of Avon Lake Workers to be Laid Off

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AVON LAKE, OH – Half of the workers at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake will be laid off, according to a news release from Ford.

Ford is re-tooling the plant from producing Econoline vans to making chassis for trucks and recreational vehicles.

Ford released the following statement in a press release Wednesday morning:

“As part of our One Ford plan, Ford continues to restructure its manufacturing footprint to match capacity with demand. With the all-new Transit van starting at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant later this year, the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant is preparing to balance out our E-Series van production. While Ohio Assembly retools for future product, the plant will experience some down time and approximately half of the plant employees will go on layoff until further notice. Ford remains committed to Ohio Assembly and the plant will continue to play a key role in Ford’s global Manufacturing strategy. ”

About 1,800 people work at the Ford plant in Avon Lake.

Ford is investing about $128 million in the Avon Lake facility, an indication it remains committed to the plant, despite the impending layoffs.

10 comments

  • Joe Code stud

    This is the new America under Obama. These fine folks will either join the part timers or drop out of the labor force. Either way, they’ll probably qualify for obamacare subsidies in the next year.

    • doggercise

      What is new about this? it’s been happening for over 35 years. taxes on the rich and corporations are the lowest they’ve been in 80 years.

  • Greg Jay

    They are only getting temporary layoffs.. they will collect some of their pay from unemployment benefits and the remainder will be paid by the union. In all they are just getting a long paid vacation. How do I know??? I worked there and most of my friends and family do or did.

  • got a brain

    @ Joe Code stud…how do you blame this on Obama? Ford has laid off assembly workers during changeover for decades…yet another misinformed republican troll looking to pin imagined slights on Obama…smh

  • Jumped ship...

    Those getting laid off wount make it back in the plant. Ford might be putting 128 million in this plant. But the truck there talking about is a cab on a frame. Only making 12 trucks a hour going to be on one shift… Good luck Avon…

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