Dignitaries, public officials, and plain old car lovers, are joining together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ford Motor Company’s presence here in Louisville.
The Escape is manufactured right here in Derby City at Ford’s massive Louisville Assembly Plant on Fern Valley Road, where full production of the new Escape begins next month. Anticipating sales in excess of the 254,000 Escapes sold last year, Ford predicts that almost 4,200 Louisville workers will be involved in the production of the SUV.
What started as a plan to preserve the Ford Motor Co. jobs that already were in Kentucky snowballed into a massive expansion of Ford’s Kentucky operations, and the company’s decision to go “all-in” on its Louisville facilities–with an estimated direct economic impact to the area of $5.2 billion–was spurred by a creative $240-million incentives package.
Local news for July 15, 2011
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Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Ford Motor Company is accepting applications to hire 1,800 new workers at the Louisville Assembly Plant on Fern Valley Road.
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