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Ford is expected to shift 750 jobs from Spain to Ohio
EcoBoost engine production may nearly double the workforce

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M.L. Schultze
Ford's EcoBoost engine was unveiled about four years ago, and has been key to Brook Park's revival.
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[Correction: The engine is 2 liters, 4 cylinders. Our story incorrectly said 2 cylinders.]

Ford may be in-sourcing some 750 jobs to Ohio as it shifts production of a small four-cylinder engine from Spain to Brook Park. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the announcement expected tomorrow.

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Brook Park approved a new contract, the terms of which have not been disclosed. But the union said the company promised hundreds of extra jobs if the contract passed.

And Bloomberg and AP are both reporting that those jobs are tied to shifting production of the 2-liter, 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine now made in Valencia, Spain.

The Brook Park plant is near Cleveland Hopkins airport. It’s part of a complex that was on the brink of closing as the auto industry teetered through the last decade. But Ford began making its EcoBoost fuel efficient engine there for its F-150 pickups in 2010, and it now has more than 1,000 workers.

The automaker is not commenting, but AP says it’s expected to announce it’s investing $200 million in the plant. 

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I believe that your report might need revised....the engine being talked is most likely NOT a "2-CYLINDER (emphasis mine) EcoBoost engine now made in Valencia, Spain". It is probably a 2 LITER, (4 cylinder) engine.

Posted by: Buster (Dover) on February 21, 2013 7:02AM
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