Ford Motor Co., with demand for its Super Duty pickups on the rise, plans to boost production capacity of the trucks 15 percent at its Kentucky Truck plant in Louisville.
When completed, the $80 million expansion will enable Ford to produce an additional 55,000 units a year, the company said.
The plant builds the Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty pickups, along with the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs.
Ford said it will add 350 jobs as part of the expansion. The 6-million-square-foot plant employs nearly 4,000 people. The body and paint shop will get "significant automation improvements," the company said.
Demand for Super Duty pickups has grown "substantially," Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, said in a statement.