2017 F-Series Super Duty Brings 2,000 New Jobs to Kentucky Truck Plant

2015 Ford F-350 - Kentucky truck plant

To produce the 2017 Ford Super Duty vehicles, Ford is creating 2,000 new jobs at its Kentucky truck plant.

Ford is investing $1.3 billion into its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the manufacture of the new, aluminum-bodied 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup.

The expansion will include a new body shop, retool machinery to make the truck, and various other upgrades to the facilities—in total, this will bring 2,000 new jobs to the plant.

The plant already builds the company’s F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty models as well as the Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. Demand has been so high that the factory was only able to take a one-week break this summer, even after an initial $80 million investment in 2014.

The 2017 Ford Super Duty follows in the footsteps of the 2016 F-150 by moving to an aluminum body, allowing it to save 350 lbs. of weight. Ford used this to fortify the frame with 95% high-strength steel and to make it 24 times stiffer.

With these changes, we expect the new Super Duty truck to be even more popular than the outgoing model at Jimmy Michel Motors.

Holiday Travel Tips For the Season

Family Traveling

Planning instead of procrastinating is key to our holiday travel tips.

Thanksgiving has come and gone which means Christmas is right around the corner. After that is New Year’s Eve. That means many people will be traveling. Traveling during the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful, not if you take these holiday travel tips from us here at Jimmy Michel Motors, anyway!

  1. Don’t Procrastinate. Procrastination will only lead to stress. If you put off booking a flight until the week before you need to leave, you may not get a flight at all. Avoid putting off packing as well or you’re more likely to forget something. Lastly, make housing arrangements before arriving at your destination. Dropping in on your in-laws isn’t the best way to gain their favor.
  2. Travel Early or Late. When booking a flight, schedule for either early in the morning or late at night. Most people tend to fly during the middle of the day so by booking at either of those times, you’ll face less crowds. That means a smoother time going through security and making it to your gate on time.
  3. Plan Ahead. If you’re only bringing clothes in your bags, consider mailing them to your destination. Many airlines charge extra fees for every bag checked. That number can run into the hundreds if you aren’t careful.

Where are you headed for the holidays?