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Ford Adds Shift To Cleveland Plant To Meet Demand

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:23am
The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is adding a third shift to a Cleveland plant next week so it can meet demand for more-efficient engines.

Ford will fill the shift at Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 with 250 workers from nearby Cleveland Engine Plant No. 2. Ford is ending production at Cleveland Engine No. 2 this week after phasing out the engine made there.

Ford spokeswoman Marcey Evans said 100 people from Cleveland Engine No. 2 will be on temporary layoff until Ford finds other jobs for them.

Cleveland Engine No. 1 makes V6 EcoBoost engines for the Ford Taurus and F-150 pickup.

Demand for EcoBoost engines spiked last year when Ford began offering them on the F-150. In the first three months of this year, demand tripled to 39,000 engines.

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