CLEVELAND -- Ohio Governor John Kasich didn't let a heckler stop him from being the bearer of great news for Northeast Ohio's economy.
Ford's Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 announced Tuesday that it plans to add a third working shift at the plant, beginning Monday, May 7th. The plant added the additional shift to keep up with increased consumer demand for Ford's fuel efficient 3.5 liter EcoBoost and 3.7 liter V6 engines. The new shift will save at least 250 plant jobs and create additional ones.
The changes come at the cusp of Ohio's job creation comeback. Nearly 15 months ago, Ohio ranked 48th among the states in job creation. The state became first in job creation in February 2012 and ranks fifth as of May 1st.