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Ford to add more than 1,000 jobs in Missouri

By Owen Weldon     Sep 27, 2014 in Business
On Thursday, Ford Motor Company announced that it has plans to add 1,200 new jobs at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri.
The new positions are for second shift, and they are being added to help build the new Transit commercial van, according to Fox.
Ford said that since 2011, it has created more than 14,000 jobs across the nation, and the plant in Kansas City got about 4,000 of those positions.
The workers are expected to start working sometime in November. The facility also has three crews that build the F-150 truck.
According to Reuters, Ford said that part of the decision to introduce the Transit in North America was to save money by sharing design and engineering work around the world.
The Transit was first introduced in Europe in the 60s. For 49 years it has been the top selling commercial van in England, and it is sold on six continents in 118 countries.
The 2015 Transit started being sold in America back in June. In July, the demand for it reached around 500, and then around 1,1100 in August. Year-to-date, the demand was more than 2,000.
According to Ford, the Transit van's MSRP range is between $29,565 - $33,600, and it is described as being able to do everything from hauling cargo to carrying people.
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