Ford to add third shift at Kansas City plant

May 06, 2013 | 04:23 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Ford Motor, Kansas City, Joe Hinrichs, jobs, F-150, Transit van, Transit, F-Series automotive

CHICAGO — Ford Motor Co. plans to hire more than 2,000 workers and add a third shift at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Mo., in order to support demand for its F-150 pickup and produce a new line of commercial vehicles.

"Customer demand for today’s F-150 is strong and continues growing, the truck segment is growing three times faster than the overall industry, the housing market is strengthening, and we are seeing growth in the U.S. economy," Joseph Hinrichs, Ford executive vice president and president of the Americas, said. "We are going to expand operations in Kansas City to ensure we have enough trucks....





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