$145M Upgrade for Ford Cleveland Engine Plant to Produce More EcoBoost Engines
Ford plans to invest $145 million in upgrading its Ford Cleveland Engine Plant in Cleveland, Ohio, in order to produce a larger number of the popular 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines and make the engine available for more vehicles in the Ford lineup.
Since its introduction in 2009, the EcoBoost engine has become extremely popular among customers due to its excellent performance and positive effect on fuel economy. Ford has produced over a million EcoBoost engines at the Cleveland Engine Plant, where the company employs 1,500 workers.
Starting this summer, Ford will begin producing a second-generation EcoBoost engine that is more advanced and high-tech than ever. This engine will be included in the special 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Ford EcoBoost engines use their smaller size, direct fuel injection, turbocharging, and variable valve timing to deliver the same power as larger engines with higher capacity while using significantly less fuel.
The investment in the Cleveland Plant will create 150 jobs, and Ford plans to create or retain 8,500 jobs across the country as it invests in its US plants.