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KANSAS City Business
Via: RV Business
Sherm Goldenberg, Editor
Ford Begins Transit Production in Kansas City
May 5, 2014
-- The fight for bragging rights as the top seller of commercial vans in the U.S. has entered a new phase, and how it ends up matters to Ford Motor Co. and the Kansas City, Mo., area economy.
As reported by the Kansas City Star
, the Transit van began production last week at Fordís Claycomo plant, with one shift that added 900 jobs and will build 300 Transits a day. The company expects to add a second shift later this year with an additional 800 to 1,000 employees. Depending on demand there could eventually be even more.
Ford has a lot riding on making that happen. The Transit, new to North America, will replace its E-series vans, the best-selling commercial vans in the United States.
You should be looking for an RV near you built on the Transit Van body. It's coming.