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Ford Hires 850 More Workers to Build 2015 F-150

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/13/2014 Kelly Pleskot

The F-150 will arrive in dealerships in the coming weeks, and to prepare for what's expected to be a significant demand, Ford is adding 850 jobs at its Dearborn Truck Plant and related facilities.

2015 Ford F 150 13 front three quarter© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford F 150 13 front three quarter

More than 500 new workers will join the Dearborn Truck facility, while almost 300 will work at the Dearborn Stamping division. Over 50 jobs will be added at the Dearborn Diversified plant that works on suspension parts, truck axeles, stampings, frames, tires, and wheels.

In addition to the new jobs, Ford has recently updated the Dearborn Truck Plant with more advanced equipment to prepare for the F-150 launch. This was the first major renovation of the plant since it launched just 10 years ago.

The 2015 Ford F-150 has undergone significant changes for the new model year. Much of its body is comprised of aluminum, which helps reduce weight by up to 700 pounds and allows the truck to better resist dings and dents. The truck's new engine lineup will significantly improve fuel economy. A new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 joins a new naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V-6, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost, and an improved 5.0-liter V-8 engine.

As previously announced, the F-150 will start at $26,615 for the XL trim. At the other end of the scale, the top-notch Platinum trim begins at $52,155.

Source: Ford

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