Ford announced a huge move this afternoon with a new mega campus in Tennessee and twin battery plants in Kentucky.
The $11.4 billion investment will create nearly 11,000 jobs, with production from the plants due to start in 2025.
The new mega campus called the Blue Oval City is on a 6-mile square site in Stanton, Tennessee. The facility will bring an estimated 6,000 jobs to the West Tennessee area with a vertically integrated staffing plan.
From design to production and even recycling, the Blue Oval City will deliver carbon neutral and zero waste to landfill production facility.
Ford plans to build the new generation of the electrified F-Series at this plant. In addition, the site will also host a BlueOvalSK battery plant that will produce battery cells for the F-Series trucks.
The twin battery plants in Kentucky are called the BlueOvalSK Battery Park. Located in central Kentucky, the twin battery plants will produce battery cells for both Ford and Lincoln. The two Kentucky plants and the one in Tennessee are all a joint investment by Ford and SK Innovation.
In addition, Ford also announced that they are investing $525 million across the US, with $90 million earmarked for Texas, to transform America’s auto technician industry. The investment will go toward job training and career readiness initiatives for current and future technicians.