Ford brings 430 jobs to Brook Park for EcoBoost production

Ford brings 430 jobs to Brook Park for EcoBoost production
The EcoBoost engines are used in the Ford Edge, Explorer and Mustang. (Source: WOIO)

The IX Center is filled with everything from the newest hot rods to the vintage classics. The annual

opens Saturday, but Ford made a big announcement Friday.

Ford is moving production of its 2.0 liter and 2.3 liter EcoBoost engines from Valencia, Spain to the Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park. The plant already employs 1,200.

Ford officials say the move will bring 430 jobs to the plant. Mark Payne, president of UAW Local 1250 in Brook Park, says around 130 will be transfers from other plants, but about 300 will be new hires.

This will be the first time Ford has built these engines in the U.S., which is sure to have a positive impact on the local economy. Born in Cleveland in 2009, the engines have been a massive hit for Ford. The 2.3 liter will be available in the Ford Explorer, Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC. The 2.0 liter will be available in the Ford Edge.

"To be able to move that production here with our UAW workers, build it in Ohio," said Ford's Vice President of Sales, Mark LaNeve, "It's just testimony to the kind of quality we get out of American workers. How important our footprint is here in Ohio and in the Midwest, in terms of manufacturing, and it's all good news and it's something that we're incredibly excited about."

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