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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Nixon: We are America’s truck manufacturing HQ

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Nixon: We are America’s truck manufacturing HQ

America’s favorite truck will now be made in Missouri. Ford announced today that Kansas City’s Claycomo plant will begin producing the popular Ford F-150 pickup truck. Gov. Jay Nixon was at today’s announcement and called it a historic moment that cements Missouri as “America’s truck manufacturing headquarters.” “Six years ago we made a commitment that the […]

Nixon: We are America’s truck manufacturing HQ

America’s favorite truck will now be made in Missouri. Ford announced today that Kansas City’s Claycomo plant will begin producing the popular Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Gov. Jay Nixon was at today’s announcement and called it a historic moment that cements Missouri as “America’s truck manufacturing headquarters.”

“Six years ago we made a commitment that the vehicles of the future would be built right here in the Show-Me State, and with today’s launch of the 2015 F-150 in Missouri we continue to deliver on that promise,” Nixon said.

The new 2015 F-series truck is the first mass-produced pickup truck with what Ford calls a high-strength, military-grade aluminum body.Now in its 67th year, F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in America for 33 consecutive years.

Ford spent 13 weeks preparing the Claycomo plant for the F-150.

Upgrades to the facility include:

  • More than 900 new workers added to ensure the new 2015 F-150 is built with the highest level of quality and craftsmanship
  • All-new body shop with more than 500 new robots:
  • Robots to conduct state-of-the-art joining technology using riveting and structural adhesives – resulting in a tougher, more durable truck and a quieter, nearly spark-free manufacturing environment
  • More compact robots to install roof and door panels and to transfer the light-weighted truck to final assembly – resulting in a smaller manufacturing footprint
  • Robots with cameras to scan truck body to ensure the highest quality standards are met
  • Updated paint shop with dirt detection technology and increased robotic paint automation for a durable, best-in-class exterior appearance
  • Innovative production processes to support installation of new truck features such as class-exclusive 360-degree camera with split-view display
  • Rough-road test course to replicate extreme, real-life road conditions to ensure delivery of quiet, more durable truck
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