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Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant Assembles the One Millionth Transit in North America


Kansas City, MO. – WEBWIRE
Ted Rhew, who has been with Kansas City Assembly Plant for 35 years, was chosen by his peers to drive the one millionth Ford Transit off the line.
Ted Rhew, who has been with Kansas City Assembly Plant for 35 years, was chosen by his peers to drive the one millionth Ford Transit off the line.

Ford and the UAW workers at Kansas City Assembly Plant celebrate producing one million Transit vans in North America since production began in 2014. Ford Transit is Americaís best-selling van1, and Ford has been the commercial van leader for 42 years2. Kansas City Assembly Plant will also produce Fordís first all-electric van, the E-Transit, coming later this year.

The one millionth Transit rolled off the line June 29. It is an ingot silver, high-roof, extended wheelbase cargo van with rear-wheel drive. A Ford dealer in California ordered it.

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1†Based on total U.S. reported sales (2020 calendar year).

2†Based on total U.S. reported sales (1979-2020 calendar year). Includes Ford E-Series, formerly called Econoline, van and chassis; Club Wagon; Transit Connect cargo van and passenger wagon; Transit cargo van, passenger van and chassis.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams.† The companyís Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers.† Ford designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles:† Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans and cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles.† The company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.† Ford employs about 186,000 people worldwide.† More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at corporate.ford.com.


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