Motor Co. today ceases production at its Norfolk, VA, assembly plant as part of an ongoing restructuring strategy to better align capacity with demand.
Norfolk, which produced theF-150 pickup truck, employs 1,170 hourly and 80 salaried workers, Ford says.
Hourly workers at Norfolk were offered one of eight buyout plans formulated under the auto maker’s North American Way Forward strategy. Other employees have been given the opportunity to relocate and take positions at other plants, a spokeswoman says.
Production of the F-150 will continue at the auto maker’s Dearborn Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant.
To date, Ford has closed St. Louis Assembly; Atlanta Assembly; and Wixom Assembly in Michigan. Next year it plans to mothball Twin Cities Assembly in Minnesota; and Batavia Transmission and Maumee Stamping in Ohio.