KenTRUCKy! Day celebrations underway; new jobs being created at truck plant
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - It’s been one year since the largest economic development project in Kentucky’s history. Production on Ford’s electric vehicle battery park in Hardin County is officially underway.
Gov. Andy Beshear was on hand for another economic announcement Tuesday morning that Ford will expand its presence in Louisville.
Ford said it will be making a $700 million investment in the Kentucky Truck Plant, with 500 new jobs at the truck plant expected.
The local autoworkers’ union, UAW Local 862, said they’re excited as they train for the latest technology.
“We got some highly skilled workers and they bleed blue,” UAW Local 862 president Todd Dunn said.
On Tuesday night at 7:15 p.m., the company plans to unveil the all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty Truck at Churchill Downs
To celebrate the announcement, KFC has made limited-edition KenTRUCKy! buckets and has renamed itself on Twitter as KenTRUCKy Fried Chicken.
Ford employs more than 12,000 people at its two assembly plants in Louisville.
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