“As customer anticipation for the all-new F-150 continues to build, today
we are bringing on 850 new jobs to help meet the market demand for the
toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford
president of The Americas. “The new truck sets new standards for the
future of tough – right down to how it’s built.”
As a part of the launch of the all-new F-150, Dearborn Truck Plant recently underwent the
largest manufacturing transformation in decades, replacing legacy
manufacturing equipment with the latest in production technology. This
transformation marked the first major renovation of the iconic facility
since it opened in 2004. In addition, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour is
currently undergoing a complete renovation with new films, exhibits and
hands-on experiences tied to the new vehicle.
“Today we celebrate the commitment to excellence that the hardworking men and women of the
Rouge demonstrate every day,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president and
director of the National Ford Department. “The technology in the
all-new 2015 F-150 is something the auto industry has never seen before,
and our UAW members are poised and excited to build the next generation
of America’s favorite truck.”
The 850 new jobs are divided among three of the center’s facilities – more than 500 for Dearborn Truck,
nearly 300 for Dearborn Stamping and more than 50 for Dearborn
Diversified – bringing total combined hourly employment near 5,000
workers. These jobs are in addition to the more than 3,000 hourly jobs
Ford has added across its U.S. manufacturing facilities this year alone.
“Ford’s announcement is more positive news for the citizens of Michigan and a
further sign of the comeback of Michigan, manufacturing and the auto
industry,” said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
Job creation goal exceeded
Since the 2011 UAW-Ford contract negotiations, Ford has added jobs across its
other U.S. manufacturing plants, for a new job creation total of more
than 14,000, which exceeds its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in
the U.S. by 2015. More than 4,000 of these jobs were added in
southeastern Michigan alone, including:
- 1,800 at Michigan Assembly Plant
- 1,700 at Flat Rock Assembly Plant
- 250 at Rawsonville Plant
- 240 at Van Dyke Transmission Plant
- 150 at Livonia Transmission Plant
All-new Ford F-150
The 2015 Ford F-150 is the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.
In designing the backbone of the F-150, Ford engineers improved the
truck’s signature fully boxed ladder frame. It is all-new with more
high-strength steel than ever – making it stronger and lighter.
High-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys – already used in
aerospace, commercial transportation, energy and many other rugged
industries – are used throughout the F-150 body for the first time,
improving dent and ding resistance and also saving up to 700 pounds of
The 2015 F-150 is designed to be the most fuel efficient
F-150 ever, thanks to the dramatic improvements in weight and advanced
engine technology. Every model, every engine and every customer
benefits from this weight savings. This means the 2015 F-150 can tow up
to 1,100 more pounds, haul up to 530 more pounds and will have better
fuel economy ratings than the current F-150 lineup, projected to be in
the range of at least 5 percent and as much as 20 percent higher than
current models, depending on the model. EPA-estimated fuel economy
ratings are not yet available and will likely be announced in November.
When it arrives in showrooms later this year, the all-new F-150 will have
undergone the equivalent of more than 10 million miles of torture
testing to ensure it meets or exceeds Built Ford Tough standards.
In addition to an all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine offering, a complete lineup of powertrains lets customers tailor the truck ever to their needs. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine returns,
an all-new normally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 debuts and there is an
improved 5.0-liter V8.
F-150 is part of the Ford F-Series lineup.
Now in its 66th year, F-Series has been the best-selling truck in
America for 37 consecutive years and the best-selling vehicle in America
for 32 consecutive years.
The all-new F-150 will be manufactured
at Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly
Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.