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Ford adds jobs, invests $150 million in Buffalo Stamping plant

Staff writer ▼ | November 22, 2013
Ford Motor Company will invest $150 million and add approximately 350 new jobs at its Buffalo Stamping plant, reinforcing the company’s commitment to the plant, the city of Buffalo and the state of New York.
Ford invests in Buffalo Stamping plant
Ford invests in Buffalo Stamping plantFord Motor Company will invest $150 million and add approximately 350 new jobs at its Buffalo Stamping plant, reinforcing the company’s commitment to the plant, the city of Buffalo and the state of New York.


The investment is for more than 25 new subassemblies, including hoods, doors and fenders, more than 500 new dies and a new blanking line, as well as equipment upgrades and refurbishing to support future product programs. In addition, Buffalo Stamping will add a third shift to its press room to help increase plant capacity.

"We produce crucial components for several key vehicles in Buffalo," said Paul Kosaian, director of manufacturing for stamping operations at Ford. "With the help of our UAW and government partners, we were able to secure additional jobs and investment to keep Buffalo Stamping Plant competitive and efficient."

The company also is investing $16 billion in its U.S. product development and manufacturing operations – including $6.2 billion for plant-specific investments. Additionally, Ford announced earlier this year its plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in the United States in 2013 to fill jobs in such key areas as product development, manufacturing and IT.

Buffalo Stamping Plant opened in 1950 and has approximately 650 employees. It produces doors, quarter panels, hoods, fenders and other stamped parts for the Ford F-250, F-350, Flex, Edge, Focus and Econoline, as well as the Lincoln MKX and MKT.


 

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