Ford Chooses Northeast Ohio to Meet Growing Demand for Electric Commercial Vehicles
The Ford Motor Company has announced its intention to assemble all-new electric commercial vehicles in Lorain County, Ohio, at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake. The announcement is a big win for Ohio, creating 1,800 new hourly union jobs and $1.5 Billion in investment. Additionally, Ford said it would create 90 jobs and invest $100 million between the Lima Engine and Sharonville Transmission plants.
Ford needed to increase production capacity due to emerging demand for the electric commercial vehicles of the future. Electric vehicle production is the future of the automotive industry, and each project is competitive with several states under consideration. Ford needed access to a skilled workforce and a location near EV suppliers.
Ford chose Ohio to assemble an all-new electric commercial vehicle because Avon Lake in Lorain County has the experienced talent force to build electric vehicles. Historically, Ohio’s rich legacy of automotive manufacturing dates back for decades. Ohio is within a one-day drive of 96% of the United States and Canadian auto production. This, combined with Ohio’s track record in assembling the next generation of electric vehicles, makes the state the ultimate destination for this new assembly line. Ohio proudly boasts the #1 ranking for productivity in the region. And because Ohio has an end-to-end supply chain for automotive manufacturing and an emerging supply chain for critical batteries, Ohio has what Ford needs to move quickly.
Ohio is the Top Choice for Electric Vehicle Manufacturing
Ohio’s innovative ecosystem makes it a natural fit for the thriving electric vehicle supply chain and electric vehicle manufacturing opportunities. The state is committed to protecting and growing the automotive industry for the future.
AccelerateOhio focuses on attracting companies and organizations involved in scaling advanced mobility solutions in Ohio. Leveraging Ohio’s position as a leader in both air and ground mobility, AccelerateOhio is a collaborative effort between the state of Ohio, JobsOhio, and 15 public and private organizations.
Ohio’s vast history in the automotive industry, as well as its overall proximity to resources, manufacturers, and end markets, put the state in a prime position for future electric vehicle production.
Ohio’s $104.6 Billion manufacturing industry and the 2nd largest workforce in motor vehicle manufacturing make the state the ultimate destination for growing industries in the future.