Ford Reopening Ohio Engine Plant

BROOK PARK, Ohio (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. is holding a grand reopening for a suburban Cleveland engine plant that had been closed for two years.

The factory in Brook Park is now producing a new line of fuel-efficient engines that will be standard on the Ford Taurus SHO and optional on the Lincoln MKS and MKT, and on Ford Flex cars.

The automaker planned a welcome back celebration Tuesday at the plant, where some employees returned to work last month. Union officials expect 250 people will be on the job by September.

Ford says its 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine can achieve 20 percent better fuel economy and 15 percent lower carbon dioxide emissions without sacrificing any power.

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