Ford Motor Company has announced the hiring of 300 new employees and a $129 million investment in a Louisville Assembly Plant to support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC.
Production of the MKC, one of four new Lincoln vehicles being introduced by 2016, began in May and will go on sale in China, along with the MKZ sedan, when Lincoln debuts there later this year.
Daryl Sykes, Louisville Assembly Plant manger:
“Lincoln MKC is an important part of Lincoln as it attracts a new luxury customer. To have the opportunity to build an all-new vehicle — the first small utility ever from Lincoln – is very exciting for the hardworking men and women at Louisville Assembly Plant.”
In 2010, Ford invested $600 million in Louisville Assembly Plant to transform it into a modern, flexible facility with tooling and facility upgrades in its final assembly area and body shop. This transformation allows for the production of multiple vehicle models at the same time, without requiring downtime for tooling changeover — making Louisville Assembly Plant one of the company’s most flexible plants in the world.