(RTTNews) - Ford Motor Co. Thursday said it is welcoming nearly 1,000 new employees at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to prepare for the launch of the all-new Ford Transit that goes on sale in the U.S. this summer.
The Kansas City Assembly Plant is home of the 2014 F-150 and will begin producing the all-new 2015 F-150 in the first quarter of 2015.
The 1,000 employees announced today are part of over 2,000 jobs that have been added at the plant to meet growing demand for Ford trucks, and to launch production of the all-new Ford Transit van.
The company also announced that 175 additional employees would be hired by March to help build the new Transit. The new employees put Ford on the top 10 list of Missouri employers.