May 6, 2016

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Ford adds $200M, 150 jobs at Ohio Assembly Plant

The Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it will invest another $200 million at the Ohio Assembly Plant that will support 150 jobs. The plant, which straddles Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake, employs 1,650 people. Assembly of F-650 and F-750 trucks began last year after Ford shifted production of those vehicles from a Mexican plant. Read More…

Ford gets high marks in pickup truck crash tests; others, not so much

DETROIT — The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry. Rival pickups from Chevrolet, GMC, Ram and Toyota didn’t fare as well, according to results released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute evaluated 2016 Read More…

Avon Lake Regional Water buys local, gets new locally-built Ford truck

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake Regional Water didn’t have to go far to find a new dump truck: The utility purchased one from the nearby Ohio Assembly Plant. The plant began producing F-650 and -750 medium-duty trucks last year after production of the trucks was moved from a Mexican assembly plant. Ohio Assembly auto workers Read More…

Detroit workers deal another blow to FCA-UAW contract

By Brent Snavely and Greg Gardner Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Workers at a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles assembly plant in Detroit have resoundingly rejected a four-year tentative agreement between the UAW union and the automaker, further jeopardizing chances of approval nationwide. At UAW Local 7, whose workers make the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango Read More…

Ford to lay off more than 900 workers

AVON LAKE — About half of the 1,886 workers at Ford Motor Co.’s Ohio Assembly Plant will be laid off as part of restructuring at the plant, said a Ford spokeswoman. Spokeswoman Kristina Adamski released an email statement on the layoffs after Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka confirmed that he had spoken with Ford officials, Read More…