Friday, August 14, 2015

Ford F-650 and F-750 Production Moves to Ohio from Mexico

Ford F-650 and F-750 Production Moves to Ohio from Mexico

PEKIN, Illi. – There’s nothing like quality American manufacturing. Ford Motor Co. understands that, which is probably why Ford F-650 and F-750 production moved to Ohio from Mexico. More importantly the move to Ohio established 1,000 new jobs at Ohio Assembly Plant located in Avon Lake, Ohio.

The F-650 and F-750 stand obstinate as the top-selling medium-duty trucks in America for 30 years, and on August 12, 2015, they rolled off an American assembly line for the first time. Along with 1,000 hourly UAW jobs, Ohio Assembly Plant also received a $168 million investment that will provide new body shop equipment and other tooling needed to manufacture the trucks.

Despite their monstrous size, Ford offers the F-650 and F-750 in an array of body styles, including a Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab, as well as straight-frame, dock-height, and a tractor model intended for heavy towing. Additionally, the medium-duty trucks storm the road with a Ford-designed-and-built diesel engine and transmission combination – a feat no other truck manufacturer has taken on.

The F-650 and F-750 are the only medium-duty trucks made available with a gasoline-powered engine. Also available is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine option, as well as a 6.8-liter V10 option that boasts 320 horsepower and an impressive 460 pounds per feet of torque.  

It’s great news for America that Ford F-650 and F-750 production moved to Ohio from Mexico – It could be a sign of the times that Ford feels the urge to bring some major manufacturing back to its homeland. Bringing manufacturing back home to create 1,000 jobs shows how much Ford cares about the American people. We like to reflect that caring attitude, which is why we get you the best deal we can on the certified pre-owned cars and trucks at our Bartonville area used car dealer!

At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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