After Ford's big announcement more than two years ago that its F-650 and F-750 production facilities would move from Mexico to the U.S., Ford says it will be investing a large sum of money into a U.S. plant to produce the pickup trucks.
According to The Detroit News, Ford will invest $128 million and protect 1,400 jobs at the Ohio Assembly Plant near Cleveland. The plant will incorporate the changes necessary to produce the medium-duty trucks as it winds down production of the current E-Series van (due to be replaced by the new full-size Transit).
Ford produced more than 8,000 F-650 and F-750 work trucks during 2013; they are long overdue for upgrades and possibly a new powertrain option. We've seen a few camouflaged trucks, so we're guessing there might be some future announcements from Ford. Stay tuned for more.