Ford announces production of medium-duty trucks is shifting to NE Ohio

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AVON LAKE, Ohio — Ford is shifting the assembly of its medium-duty pickup trucks from Mexico to a plant in Avon Lake, west of Cleveland.

A press event was held Wednesday morning featuring Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Ford president Joe Hinrichs, and others.

The company said it is starting production of new Ford F-650/F-750 trucks on Wednesday at its Ohio Assembly Plant. It's the first time the trucks are being built in the U.S.

The move announced in March was part of a pledge Ford made with union leaders in 2011 to shift medium-duty truck production from Mexico. The company said it invested $168 million in the plant to make the change.

The 2016 F-650/F-750 models will be available for sale this summer.

FOX 8 reported back in March of 2014 that the 1600 employees at the plant will build the trucks.

Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

Google Map for coordinates 41.505318 by -82.028200.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.