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Ford to invest $400 million in Kansas City Assembly Plant following UAW negotiations

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 17:18:11-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ford plans to invest $400 million in the Kansas City Assembly Plant following negotiations with the United Autoworkers union.

The investment in the Kansas City location is just a portion of the $6 billion Ford plans to invest in product commitments following negotiations with the UAW.

According to documents from the negotiation, Ford Transit production will continue at the Kansas City plant. The new F-150, new Transit BEV, a new Schuler press and stampings for all new F-150s will be added to the assembly line in Claycomo.

The total $6 billion investment will result in 8,500 new or secured jobs, according to the documents. It does not break down how many of those jobs are located at the Kansas City facility.

The investment decision comes following a 40-day strike by UAW employees at General Motors. Their strike and resolution set the table for negotiations between the UAW and other automakers.

Other details from the Ford and UAW negotiations can be found here.