Ford Adds 1,800 New Jobs at Kentucky Truck Plant to Build Next Escape

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Ford Adds 1,800 New Jobs at Kentucky Truck Plant to Build Next Escape
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Ford Motor Company’s Louisville, Kentucky assembly plant has long been recognized as the center of Blue Oval light truck production, everything from the original compact Ranger to the Ford Explorer has been built there.

However, when production of the body-on-the-frame 2010 Explorer ends on December 16 2010, the plant will undergo a drastic transformation, to emerge as one of the most advanced auto manufacturing facilities in North America.

Although the upcoming Ford Escape is planned as the first, ‘primary’ vehicle to be manufactured at Louisville, the plant will be configured to handle flexible production, everything from small cars, to larger crossover SUVs (rumor has it that the new 2010 Focus and an upcoming small Lincoln SUV will join Escape at some point in the near future).

“Manufacturing flexibility is a key to competitiveness, and we are continually exploring ways to raise the bar in this critical area of the business,” said Jim Tetreault, Ford’s vice president of North America manufacturing, in a recent statement.

When it re-opens next year, the Louisville plant will feature new, upgraded and reprogrammable tooling, particularly in the final assembly and body shop areas, in order to handle multiple vehicle lines when required, plus 1800 new workers will be hired as Escape production gets under way.  As part of the project, the state of Kentucky and the city of Louisville awarded Ford a total of up to $240 million in tax incentives over the next 10 years.

In addition, as part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentives Program launched by Congress, the Louisville plant is one of 11 Ford facilities receiving a total of $5.9 billion in loans to re-tool existing plants to produce more fuel efficient vehicles.

[Source: Automotive News]

  • marshall vandyke

    CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I MIGHT GET A JOB APPLICATION FOR THIS FORD COMPANY.

  • Ronald Scharf

    I would like to know where I apply for the new job openings?

  • EDWIN S. PERDIDO

    I would like to know where I can apply for these new jobs?

  • JERRY DAVIS

    how do you apply for these jobs at the Louisville assembly plant or the truck plant

  • Sue Coons

    Where do you apply for the job opening that are going to be coming up for the Ford Motor Company in the Louisville?

  • SuAnna Cunningham

    When will they start hiring for the jobs? How do you apply?

  • Philip holmes

    I would like to know how to apply for new jobs.

  • Amanda Lee

    I too would like to know how to apply for employment with Ford in Louisville.

  • LEE ANDREW JONES

    How do I acquire an application to apply for the new job openings for the FORD MOTOR CO. in Louisville,KY ?

  • REBECCA SCHANK

    Where and how do I apply for new job openings for the FORD MOTOR CO, LOUISVILLE,KY?

  • sean webb

    I would like to know where I would apply for these jobs thank you

  • KYLE DAVIS

    WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR A JOB AT FORD

  • richard keator

    how do i apply for ford plant, louisville, ky

  • Randy Moody

    Would like to know when hiring process begins and how to apply for positions.

  • Erika

    Would like to kno how where and how to apply for the Louisville ford motor plant? And what positions they have open for the new area…

  • Ellie Griffin

    I am so glad that Ford is striving to move forward. I am very interested in applying for these openings. Please send information about the process and deadlines.

  • Kriangkrai Pornprasert

    How do I apply for a job at Ford auto plant in Louisville KY

  • Carla Cole

    I would also like to know how to apply for the new job openings for the Ford plant in Louisville Ky? Do I have to go through unemployment office in ky only, or can I apply at the Indiana employment office?

  • DARLENE HAZZARD

    i would also like to know how to apply for the job openings for the ford plant in louisville,ky

  • marvin hamblin

    i would also like to know where to go to apply for the ford plant jobs in louisville ky thank you

  • John Baine

    How do you get an application or where do you go to apply??

  • Hunter Smith

    I would like to know how to apply for the new openings at the Ford plant in Louisville, and when the hiring process will begin.

  • jessica clark

    would really like the oppurtunity to apply for this. thanks for your time and hope to hear back from you soon.

  • Bud

    I would also like to know how to apply and when they are hiring. Thanks.

  • Kris Stewart

    ok so no one honestly knows when or where to apply?

  • Tina Hamblin

    I would also like to know how to apply? Thanks.

  • tim

    hello folks, first they have to offer current hourly employee from the other ford plants nation wide if they wanna transfer to the plant first. and laid off workers will get a chance to go there thats in the UAW contract. If they donot fill those jobs then they will most likely hire off the street. from what i know the place to most likely go to apply is at an unemployment office.

  • Kim

    Would like to know when the hiring process starts and how to apply….please

  • Kim

    Does anyone know anything about this!!!!!!!!

  • Alyce Tilghman

    How do you apply for a job position at the Ford Truck Plant?

  • Jon Higbee

    How do you apply for a job at the Ford Truck Plant?

  • Joyce Csengeri

    I have sent a post card to Ford for the Hiring and it it was sent back to me so the address they people to writwe to for for the hiring your post card will be returned to you. I need the correct address to Ford for the hiring in Kentucky.

  • vikki

    HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR JOBS AT THE FORD PLANT
    THANK YOU VIKKI JOHNSON

  • johnny fields

    I am a father of four an unemployed, now living in East TN, what advise would you give me in terms of factory production or maintenace department
    in the Louisville or Atlanta areas with Ford?
    Thank you in advance1
    Johnny
    865-654-3911

  • Ron Barnes

    Can you please tell me how do i apply for one of postions that will be opening at the plant in Louisville?
    Thanks and Peace

  • tom

    not hiring apparently..games

  • donald

    how do i aply to fords assembly plant in louisville ky

  • TIFFANY BROWN

    How do you apply for any positions at Ford Plant in Louisville, KY?

  • Lady Fears

    People today is the last day to apply for jobs at Ford Motor Company. They are taking applications at 6 Cedar Unemployment Office, Louisville, KY.

  • emma

    can you please tell me how i can apply for a job for employment

  • scott harvey

    when are they going to start hiring

  • tammie

    can you tell how or where i can go to apply for a job at employment

  • Keith Wittwer

    Please direct me as to the proper and most efficient way to apply for a position at Ford in Louisville, Ky where there are 1800 new positions being open?

  • Wade

    Please direct me as to the proper and most efficient way to apply for a position from California at Ford in Louisville, Ky where there are 1800 new positions being opened.

  • Karen Hall

    Please direct me at to the proper and most efficient way to apply for a position at Ford in Louisville, Ky and when will the hiring process start.

  • Matthew Futter

    how do I apply.

  • Jedidiah Wasson

    I heard on the news recently that Ford will be hiring, just as everyone else, I need a good paying job, I have worked at Fruit of the Loom for 6 years now and we, as a family are just not making it. I have 3 small children, one still at home and a wife. I am very hard working, easy and very willing to learn anything, I can work alone or as a team. Please let me know where I may apply.

    Respectfully,
    Jedidiah E Wasson

  • David Parish

    Could you please tell me how to apply for a position in Louiseville, KY? Thank you very much

  • Douglas Fraser

    How do you apply for a job at any Ford Motor assembly plant?

  • Daryl Penman

    How-Where do i go to apply for a job at the Ford Motor Trucking Assembly Plant? Louisville,Ky. My father retired from a ford plant in michigan with 35 yrs.

  • santo

    first they have to offer current hourly employee from the other ford plants nation wide if they wanna transfer to the plant first. and laid off workers will get a chance to go there thats in the UAW contract. If they donot fill those jobs then they will most likely hire off the street. from what i know the place to most likely go to apply is at an unemployment office.

  • jesse

    i work for automotive components holding and i sighed up for louisville….when will i find out when i will be going?

  • Whitehaired Lady

    My son, Lance Dubicki has worked at KTP for 10 yrs and paid union dues.  He has not worked since March, 1012 due to medical problems and a 2 yr long divorce.  He has been trying to get back on for months now and they keep saying it might take some time.  He has no income coming in and needs his job desperately – PLEASE try to get him back to work.  I, his Mom, retired from Ford Regional Sales office in Cinn. before they shut down after almost 30 yrs. and his Dad Walter Dubicki retired from Louisville Assy Plt.  His aunt and uncle both retired from Ford as engineers in Dearborn.  This is becoming a desperate situation.  He needs to get back to work asap.  Thank you in advance for any
    thing you can do to get him back to work.