WORK BEGINS ON NEW TRANSIT VAN PRODUCTION FACILITY
The end of an era is about to happen in one of the Ford Motor Company's American production facilities, as the Ford Claycomo assembly plant comes to halt whilst work begins on retooling. The work is being carried out so that the 4.8 million square plant can be retooled to begin production of Ford Transit vans.
The work means that 1,200 employees will be off work with almost full pay and benefits from between 12 to 18 months. Ford is hoping to have the facility ready during 2013 and once open it has been suggested that the new Ford vans will roll off assembly lines once every 90 seconds!
Before the move to bring the Ford Transit van to the states, the factory produced the currently most popular commercial vehicle, the 5-150 truck, a production which has been moved to its plant in Kentucky.