Ford Adds 850 Jobs to Support 2015 F-150 Production
To help meet demand for the all-new F-150 that arrives in the coming weeks, Ford is adding 850 new workers at its Dearborn Truck Plant and related facilities.
More than 500 new workers will join the Dearborn Truck facility that builds the 2015 Ford F-150, while almost 300 will work at the Dearborn Stamping division. Over 50 jobs will be added at the Dearborn Diversified plant that works on suspension parts, truck axeles, stampings, frames, tires, and wheels.
In addition to the new jobs, Ford has recently updated the Dearborn Truck Plant with more advanced equipment to prepare for the F-150 launch. This was the first major renovation of the plant since it launched just 10 years ago.
The 2015 Ford F-150 has undergone significant changes for the new model year. Much of its body is comprised of aluminum, which helps reduce weight by up to 700 pounds and allows the truck to better resist dings and dents. The truck's new engine lineup will significantly improve fuel economy. A new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 joins a new naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V-6, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost, and an improved 5.0-liter V-8 engine.
As previously announced, the F-150 will start at $26,615 for the XL trim. At the other end of the scale, the top-notch Platinum trim begins at $52,155.