From Utah to the farthest reaches of America’s East Coast, the Ford Motor Company turned heads when they first announced that they’d be producing a new and improved F150 with an all-aluminum body.
As predicted by most auto enthusiasts, Ford’s latest pickup model couldn’t be kept on Ford dealer lots. Due to the public’s demand for this year’s F150, Ford began production of the popular truck at its Kansas City Assembly Plant on March 13, 2015.
However, as is the case with most big-scale projects, producing enough F150 trucks to satisfy national and international consumers wasn’t merely a matter of hiring a few additional plant workers. In fact, reports Zacks.com, “To support the production of the new F-150 at the Kansas City Assembly Plant, Ford made an investment of $1.1 billion in 2011.”
The impressive amount of money was dedicated to both renovating and upgrading the plant with advanced materials. Furthermore, the aforementioned funding helped to discover new production-based technologies and mesh them with older, proven methods.
As a final means of preparation, Ford hired an additional 900 workers to ensure that the plant would run smoothly, seeing as how upwards of 700,000 F150 pickups are estimated to be produced by the Kansas City plant alone.
Once the production process is complete, each F150 model will be shipped to any one of the 90 available F150 markets around the world. For those from Utah or elsewhere hoping to acquire Ford’s latest pickup creation, the Kansas City Assembly Plant is the perfect solution.