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Avon Lake Ford Plant to Manufacture Trucks

 

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Ohio is not only home to automakers but is also one of the largest auto supply states in the country. In December, Ford Motor Company announced that it will keep at least 1,400 jobs at its Avon Lake plant. The plant, which once manufactured vans, will now make trucks.

“Our cars—energy-efficient, safe, and appealing to consumers—can compete with those made anywhere in the world,” Senator Sherrod Brown said after Ford’s announcement. “Our workers are top-notch and have played a key role in Ford’s success.”

With more than 792,000 Ohio jobs dependent upon the auto industry, Sen. Brown has been an outspoken advocate for Ohio’s auto industry.

While Ford did not need assistance through the auto restructuring, saving the auto industry prevented damage to the supply chain. According to a 2011 study by the center for Automotive Research, 164,654 Ohio jobs would have been lost had the auto industry not been rescued.

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