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Ford Begins Production of F-150 at Kansas City Assembly Plant

Mar 12, 2015
Ford announced that it would begin production of the 2015 F-150 at the Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) on Friday, meaning both American F-150 plants are now building the aluminum-bodied pickup. The Missouri facility joins Michigan’s Dearborn Truck Plant, which has been producing the new F-150 since November.
We reported on Ford’s preparation process a few weeks ago, with the company using a unique peer education system in which plant employees become experts on the switchover, then teach other employees the processes required to build the 2015 F-150. That preparation should come good once F-150 production at KCAP settles into full swing. KCAP produced the previous-generation 2014 F-150 through the end of that calendar year, helping dealers maintain adequate stock of the hotselling pickup while Dearborn idled.
Sales of the F-150 dipped slightly in 2014, due to that required idling time at Dearborn to retool the plant and prepare the workers for the new F-150. Sales in 2015 probably won’t suffer the same fate, even with KCAP idling for the last several weeks, thanks to the new F-150’s brisk sales.
Ford Motor Company Truck Communication Manager Mike Levine confirmed via Twitter that the F-150’s production rollout at both plants would be completed in the second quarter of 2015, and that the plants would be able to produce as many fullsize trucks as demand dictates.
Source: Ford
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