Ford Motor Company's Romeo Engine Plant Cleared of Thursday Bomb Threat
The Ford Romeo Engine Plant was evacuated for several hours yesterday due to a bomb threat reported in the morning, according to The Detroit News. Following receiving the threat, the early shift was sent home while law enforcement officials conducted a search of the plant, which builds the 6.2L V-8 engine for use in the Ford F-Series Super Duty.
After sweeping the area with bomb-sniffing dogs, Macomb County, Michigan, sheriffs and deputies cleared the plant, which reopened five hours after the initial threat was reported. Afternoon and evening shifts continued as scheduled. Ford officials estimated that no more than a few hundred employees were onsite when the threat was reported.
According to the company, the Romeo Engine Plant also produces the 4.6L V-8 (in gasoline and CNG applications), the supercharged 5.8L V-8, and engine blocks and rods for the 5.0L V-8. Currently, there are 512 people employed at the plant, which is located 40 miles north of Detroit..
The plant originally produced implements and powertrains for Ford tractors, and in 1990, it produced its first passenger car engine, a 4.6L V-8 destined for a Lincoln Town Car. Since then, it has produced engines for Ford’s Panther platform sedans, F-Series pickups, Mustang sports cars, SVT Raptor off-roader, and Ford Expedition, Lincoln Aviator, and Lincoln Navigator SUVs, among others.
Source: The Detroit News