A bill that would give tax incentives to Kentucky auto manufacturers and related businesses is a few steps away from becoming law. State Representative Larry Clark is the sponsor of House Bill 400. The bill would re-open a 2007 law that gave Ford Motor Company tax incentives. Those incentives encouraged a one billion dollar investment… Continue reading Tax Incentives Bill For Auto Businesses Passes Senate Committee
A Louisville lawmaker is looking to enhance job creation in Kentucky’s auto industry by amending a law that’s already on the books. House Speaker Pro Temp Larry Clark has filed House Bill 400 to update the 2007 Kentucky Jobs Retention Act, which helped bring 3,000 jobs to Ford plants in Louisville. This year’s bill would… Continue reading Bill Would Expand Tax Incentives to Toyota, General Motors
Responding to a new contract agreement between Ford Motor Company and Louisville’s local United Auto Workers, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., praised the automobile company and its employees for coming together. Union members in Illinois and Michigan rejected the agreement last week, which made it unclear if the ratification would be approved. But the local… Continue reading Yarmuth Applauds Ford, UAW Agreement
The new tentative contract agreement reached between the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers contains some major benefits for the automaker’s two Louisville plants. Under the agreement, Ford will add a third shift at the retooled Louisville Assembly Plant to produce a new vehicle. Officials say the move will create more than 1,000… Continue reading Ford Contract Brings Big Plans For Louisville
The automaker had already planned to idle production at the plant later this quarter. The Ford Kentucky Truck Plant on Chamberlain Lane makes the F-250 and F-350 heavy duty pickup trucks, and the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator large SUVs.
When the transformed Louisville Assembly Plant restarts production in 2011, it will operate on two shifts with approximately 2,900 employees – up from today’s one shift and approximately 1,100 employees.
It’s expected that Ford will formally announce that it will invest hundreds of millions of dollars to retool the Fern Valley Road facility.
Local United Auto Workers union officials say they were surprised at the number of Ford workers who accepted the company’s latest buyout offer, which ended Friday. It was the fourth such offer from the company since 2006, as they try to reduce their workforce. Scott Eskridge is the union chairman at the Kentucky Truck Plant.… Continue reading Around 30 Take Latest Ford Buyout Offer
Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators are rolling off the production lines attheKentucky Truck Plant on Chamberlain Lane. The plant’s $200-million, four-month conversion is complete, and the two new vehicles are now added to the plant’s production of Super Duty trucks. Ford’s Vice President of North American Manufacturing, James Tetreault, says it’s a step forward amidst… Continue reading PHOTOS: Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant Rolls Out Navigators, Expeditions
Local members of the United Auto Workers Sunday narrowly approved concessions in their contract with Ford Motor Company. The two Louisville Ford plants employ about 5,600 people. The concessions were also approved nationally. The concessions include a pay freeze, loss of bonuses, suspension of the Jobs Bank program that pays laid-off workers and a reduction… Continue reading Local Ford Workers Approve Concessions