Today, Ford Motor Company proudly announced that production of the all-new 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 medium-duty commercial trucks has officially begun in Avon Lake, Ohio.
To take over the responsibility of producing the new Ford F-650 and F-750 commercial vehicles from Mexico, the Ohio Assembly Plant received a total $168 million investment. Ford estimates that as many as 1,000 US jobs were secured as a result of the move, which was itself a product of a collective bargaining agreement struck with the United Auto Workers union back in 2011.
Commenting on the start of Ford F-650 and F-750 production today, Ford President of The Americas Joe Hinrichs said: “Our investment in Ohio Assembly Plant reinforces our commitment to building vehicles in America and to delivering best-in-class commercial trucks. Working with our partners in the UAW, we found a way to make the costs competitive enough to bring production of a whole new generation of work trucks to Ohio.”
The all-new 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750 line comes in Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab body styles, in addition to straight-frame, dock-height, and new dedicated tractor configurations. Powering the commercial-duty truck line is either a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel, or a 6.8-liter V10 petrol engine. Each is mated to a TorqShift 6-speed automatic.