TEMPE BODY SHOP TIPS CAP TO FORD’S $1.3 BILLION JOB-CREATION INVESTMENT
Our Tempe body shop holds a deep reverence for the weight of the U.S. economy’s sustained growth that our domestic automotive industry bears. We regard Ford with the utmost respect as a load-bearing pillar of that industry, which is why we so appreciate the legendary American automaker’s upcoming $1.3-billion investment in creating upward of 2,000 new Kentucky jobs through plant upgrades.
The revamps to the Bluegrass State’s Ford Truck Plant will shore up the capacity for the facility to drive the upcoming rollout of the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup, Motor Trend reports. That outlay will retool production lines, provide numerous shop upgrades, and tack on an a brand-new body shop. It’s an investment any Tempe body shop could appreciate with ease, considering this project follows a 2014 investment of $80 million in the Super Duty’s increasing dreaming and another $129 million toward improving the Louisville Ford Assembly Plant’s production of the Lincoln MKC.
Already America’s best-selling pickup truck, the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty offers plenty for a Tempe body shop to admire. The superlative strength of its redesigned steel frame bolsters an aluminum body in all five models - the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and almost unthinkably luxurious Platinum. Of course, every F-Series Super Duty will be powered by several gas and diesel engines cut out for the very hardest-to-handle jobs. All five models will go on sale nationwide in 2016.
Since its 1969 opening, the Kentucky truck plant has grown to already employ almost 4,400 proud American workers that every Tempe body shop salutes for keeping America running in a high gear every single day. It’s also an unquestionable display of confidence in Kentucky’s workforce destined to further cement the state as a domestic hub for truck manufacturing.
Ford won considerable faith from American car buyers less than a decade by standing alone as the only U.S. automaker to decline a federal bailout package amid a then-deepening national recession. As a Tempe body shop with ears always eager for local conversation, we’d love to hear what you think of Ford adding another few thousand jobs to benefits families in America’s heartland. Hit us up anytime in our shop, via social media, or with a comment below.