Ford expanding operations in Kentucky

In order to meet demands for a new line of trucks, Ford Motor Company will be investing more money into it's Kentucky Truck Plant, according to a press release. The Michigan-based automaker will be putting $80 million into the plant and hopes to add 350 new jobs in the process.

The investment will go to upgrading facilities, retooling and expanding operations. Ford hopes the new investment will increase production by 15 percent. The plant will be making the Ford F-Series Super Duty Trucks. Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, said in a statement he is happy to increase the company's presence in Kentucky.

"Customer demand for F-Series Super Duty trucks is growing substantially, and F-Series overall is America's best-selling truck for 37 years running," Hinrichs said. "Building on more than 100 years of manufacturing in Kentucky, we are proud to expand our profitable growth in the region as a result of our leadership in trucks and SUVs."

The Kentucky Truck Plant was opened in 1969 and currently employs more than 4,000 people.

Manufacturers who are looking to meet increased demands for their businesses can look to manufacturing recruiters to help them hire experienced workers.