Ford's Cleveland Engine Plant Starts Third Shift to Meet Growing
Demand for Fuel-Efficient EcoBoost V6 Engines
• Ford adds third shift at Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 to meet demand
for its popular, fuel-efficient V6 engines – including EcoBoost®
engines, the cornerstone of Ford's commitment to deliver affordable
fuel economy to millions
• The third shift, requiring approximately 250 jobs, primarily will be
filled by employees transferring from Cleveland Engine Plant No. 2,
which is ending production
• Ford's 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engines built at Cleveland Engine Plant
No. 1 power Ford Taurus, F-150 and Flex; and Lincoln MKS and MKT; the
Cleveland-built 3.7-liter V6 engines power Mustang and F-150
CLEVELAND, May 1, 2012 – Growing customer demand for cars and trucks
powered by Ford's fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost® and 3.7-liter V6
engines brings a third shift of engine production to Cleveland Engine
Plant No. 1 beginning Monday.
"Our engine plant in Cleveland is the first and only facility in
North America to produce EcoBoost engines, and we are tripling
production capacity to meet customers' growing needs for
fuel-efficient engines," said Mark Fields, president of The
Americas, at an employee celebration at the plant today."
EcoBoost engines are a key part of our plan to give customers the
power of choice – from EcoBoost-powered vehicles and hybrids to
plug-in hybrids and full electrics."
Introduced in 2009 on the Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKS, EcoBoost
technology combines direct injection and turbocharging.
This solution has been popular with customers, who have purchased
180,000 Cleveland-built 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines since 2009. In
2011, Ford sold a record 121,000 vehicles equipped with 3.5-liter
EcoBoost V6 engines when F-150 began offering an EcoBoost option.
In first-quarter 2012 alone, Ford sold more than 39,000 vehicles
equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, representing more than a
285 percent increase from the first quarter of 2011.
Cleveland Engine's 3.7-liter V6 serves as the base engine for two
iconic Ford vehicles – Mustang and F-150 – and is a favorite among
The F-150 3.7-liter V6 outsells all other competitive V6 full-size
trucks and carries an EPA fuel economy rating of 17 mpg city and 23
mpg highway. The Ford Mustang equipped with the 3.7-liter V6 and
available six-speed transmission broke new ground as the most
fuel-efficient Mustang ever with 31 mpg highway and 19 mpg city.
The 250 jobs being added in Cleveland for running the third shift
primarily will be filled by employees transferring from Cleveland
Engine Plant No. 2, which is scheduled to end production later this
Later this month, Ford will add one shift of F-150 production at its
Kansas City Assembly Plant, allowing the company to better meet
increasing demand for America's best-selling vehicle.
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