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Ford investing US$1.3B in Kentucky truck plant; adding 2,000 jobs

The money will fund a new body shop, facility upgrades and retooling to build Ford's 2017 models



LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ford Motor Co. says it’s adding 2,000 jobs and investing $1.3 billion at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville to build the new aluminum-body Super Duty truck.

Company officials were joining Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer for an announcement at the plant Tuesday.

The company said in a news release ahead of the announcement that it will add a new body shop, facility upgrades and retooling to build the 2017 models.

Ford invested $80 million at the plant in 2014 to meet demand for Super Duty trucks and $129 million to support production of the Lincoln MKC SUV at the Louisville Assembly Plant.

The Kentucky Truck Plant produces F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty pickups and chassis cabs, and Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.

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