December 19, 2014

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Ford shifting truck production from Mexico to Avon Lake

BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

The F-750 truck will be manufactured in Avon Lake, Ford officials announced Friday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Ford Motor Co. is announcing that it will build its Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks at its assembly plant west of Cleveland.

The automaker says it is shifting production from Mexico to its Avon Lake plant. Production will begin early next year.

The move announced Friday is part of a pledge Ford made with union leaders in 2011 to shift medium-duty truck production from Mexico.

The company says it’s investing $168 million to make the change.

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