Oakville Assembly Plant to build new Ford SUV
January 11, 2018 by The Canadian Press
Jan. 11, 2018 – Ford Motor Company of Canada says a plant in southern Ontario will be building a new model of SUV, with production expected to begin this summer.
The automaker says it has redesigned its Edge SUV for global export, with preparations already underway for production in Oakville, Ont.
Ford says it plans to export the vehicle that features an array of smart technology to 100 countries in 2019.
But spokeswoman Lauren More says the company has no plans to hire more workers or change its operating pattern at the plant.
The move comes a year after Ford pledged $1.2 billion over four years to retool its Canadian plants, and create a research and engineering centre in Ottawa.
It was part of a contract deal negotiated in November 2016 between Ford and Unifor that had the automaker invest $700 million for its assembly plants in Windsor, Ont., and Oakville.