Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant starts 3rd shift to meet demand for EcoBoost V6 engines
01 May 2012
Ford has added a third shift at Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 to meet demand for 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 3.7-liter V6 engines. Introduced in 2009 on the Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKS, EcoBoost technology combines direct injection and turbocharging.
The EcoBoost solution has been popular with customers, who have purchased 180,000 Cleveland-built 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines since 2009. In 2011, Ford sold a record 121,000 vehicles equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines when F-150 began offering an EcoBoost option.
In first-quarter 2012, Ford sold more than 39,000 vehicles equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, representing more than a 285% increase from the first quarter of 2011.
The 250 jobs being added in Cleveland for running the third shift primarily will be filled by employees transferring from Cleveland Engine Plant No. 2, which is scheduled to end production later this week.
Later this month, Ford will add one shift of F-150 production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.
I am thrilled (excited).
It is difficult not to worry that these engines might be self destructive and that public acceptance will be tepid, when in reality, and contrary to the anti-capitalist neighsayers, the design is competent, the radiator large enough and you're good to go.
This is due in no small part to the benevolent Gov bailouts.
Posted by: ToppaTom | 01 May 2012 at 07:19 PM
Did Ford get a bailout?
Posted by: Baby Fishmouth | 02 May 2012 at 09:07 AM
"In 2011, Ford sold a record 121,000 vehicles equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines when F-150 began offering an EcoBoost option. "
I think Ford said ecobosst V6 F-150 are selling as well as those V-8???
Posted by: Pierre | 02 May 2012 at 05:22 PM
Ford was saved by GM's bailout because the supplier base would have crumbled.
That justifies the billions GM got in bailout and tax exemptions - to some people.
Posted by: ToppaTom | 02 May 2012 at 09:39 PM
Fit all of these vehicles with hydraulic hybrid units to save up to half the fuel. ..HG..
Posted by: Henry Gibson | 03 May 2012 at 02:57 AM