Ford Motor Company made headlines last fall with its announcement to invest $1.1 billion in Kansas City manufacturing facilities. Shortly afterward, they awarded the contract for the handling and purchase of the onsite scrap production to Ferrous Processing & Trading.
The all-new integrated stamping plant, Ford’s first in the US in over 35 years, will be located adjacent to the current Kansas City Assembly Plant and will accommodate the production of the new full-size Transit van. As the larger offspring of the Transit Connect van now imported from Turkey, it joins Ford’s North American lineup in 2013.
The new plant provides modular expansion capability for additional transfer presses to support future sales and production increases for the van. FPT will own the on-site truck scale as well as the electronic remote monitoring equipment for scrap handling facility as part of this long-term agreement with Ford.
“Our plans for transforming Kansas City Assembly and constructing a new integrated stamping plant to support Transit production demonstrate just how committed Ford is to our employees, the city of Liberty and the broader Claycomo community,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. “More importantly, this shows that Ford is truly committed to investing in the U.S. and doing our part to support U.S. manufacturing, which is critical to our country’s ability to compete.”
Congratulations to FPT for becoming part of this reinvestment in American manufacturing.