Ford Adds 850 Jobs at Rouge Plant for New F-150
New Hires Divided Between Assembly, Stamping, and Diversified
The 2015 Ford F-150 is scheduled to start rolling into showrooms later this year, and there is already high anticipation for the all-new aluminum-bodied truck. In anticipation of such strong demand for the new truck, Ford Motor Company it has announced the hiring of 850 new workers at its Rouge Truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, to help prepare for its arrival in showrooms.
The announcement of the new jobs puts the company ahead of its goal of adding 12,000 new jobs by 2015. Of the 850 jobs, 500 will be added to the main truck plant, 300 will be added to the stamping plant, and 50 jobs for the Dearborn Diversified plant.
The new jobs announcement comes concurrently with the 2015 F-150 receiving the Texas Auto Writer’s Association’s (TAWA) Truck of Texas award, a prestigious and coveted industry award in the nation’s single largest pickup market. The F-150 also took top honors in the Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas with the F-150 Platinum, and Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas with the F-150 King Ranch, named after the famous King Ranch in South Texas. Additionally, the F-150’s high-strength aluminum alloy sheetmetal material won the award for the group’s Best Technology feature.