Ford investing $100 million at Claycomo plant


By Madison Parry


Ford has decided to invest $100 million in its Claycomo, Mo. factory to ramp up assembly production on an all-electric Ford E-Transit vehicle. The investment is part of a push to increase electric options for consumers and will create 150 new full-time jobs at the plant.

The Northland Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Claycomo, Mo. will see new jobs and ramped-up production, thanks to a generous investment from Ford.

An investment of $100 million will be made at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, the monetary boost intended to help build the new E-Transit full-size van that will go on sale in 2021.

Electric vehicle options have seen a surge in demand from consumers. With the millions contributed toward local operations, Ford hopes it will be able to satisfy demand.

Around 150 workers will be added to the Claycomo plant to help assemble the E-Transit electric van.

Ford President of the Americas Kumar Galhotra said the company expects strong demand for the vans as many package delivery companies try to reduce their carbon footprints. The company also expects high demand for the electric pickup. Galhotra said production forecasts will be released later.