Ford Contract Brings Big Plans For Louisville

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

Beshear Says Ford CEO Positive On Louisville's Future

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear met with Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally this week, and he says the conversation was encouraging. With Ford upgrading the Louisville Assembly Plant to produce new vehicles, Beshear says he’d been planning to meet with Mulally for weeks. They convened on Monday and Beshear says Mulally told him that Ford’s… Continue reading Beshear Says Ford CEO Positive On Louisville's Future

PHOTOS: Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant Rolls Out Navigators, Expeditions

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

Ford Incentives Plan Approved

The Ford Motor Company says it plans an additional $200 million investment at its two Louisville manufacturing plants, following approval of a state incentives package Thursday. One hundred million dollars will be spent at the Kentucky Truck Plant to make way for production of the Navigator and Expedition models starting next spring, and another $100 million… Continue reading Ford Incentives Plan Approved

Ford's New Plan May Work, Says Industry Expert

An expert on consumer trends in the car industry thinks the latest changes at Ford may bring the company back into solvency in North America. Ford Motor Company announced last week its plans to re-tool some of its plants, including the Louisville Assembly Plant, to be able to produce multiple models of a similar size.… Continue reading Ford's New Plan May Work, Says Industry Expert