Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1, which is responsible for building their popular Ecoboost V6, as well as the naturally aspirated 3.7L V6 used in the F-Series and Mustang, is adding a third shift to keep up with demand. But the extra 250 jobs will largely come from the Cleveland Engine Plant No. 2, which is being shuttered this week.
It’s unfortunate that no net jobs are being added in the move, but the flipside is that production isn’t moving to Mexico or elsewhere, like so many other companies have chosen to do. The F-150 Ecoboost in particular has been a smash hit, and Ford is adding another shift at their Kansas City plant to meet demand for the F-150.