While its rivals shut down plants, FoMoCo has announced that it will be resuming production at its Cleveland Engine Plant No.1 to build the new fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines.
The Cleveland Engine Plant No.1 has been idled since 2007, but is now getting ready to produce the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost that will be available on the 2010 Lincoln MKS, 2010 Lincoln MKT, 2010 Ford Flex and the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO.
Ford said that invested $55 million in the plant for retooling and equipment upgrades. The plant will consist of approximately 250 employees which will be staffed from existing three plants at the site.
Ford said that it is also fitting the Cleveland plant with a new internal database that will ensure quality on the EcoBoost engine. The Dearborn automaker said that to prepare for production for the engine, the work force also participated in an “intensive quality training program.”
Ford plans on fitting the EcoBoost technology to more than 90 percent of its North American lineup by 2013. Also in 2013, Ford plans on fitting most of its cars and crossovers with a 4-cylinder EcoBoost.