Ford boosts small-engine production in US

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Associated Press

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 12:02 PM

BROOK PARK, Ohio (AP) — Ford says it will start making a turborcharged four-cylinder engine in Cleveland to keep up with growing demand in the U.S.

The automaker will invest $200 million into its engine plant in Brook Park, Ohio, near Cleveland, and add 450 jobs starting next year.

With the new jobs, Ford will be at the halfway point of its plans to hire 12,000 more hourly workers in the U.S. by 2015.

Ford is offering the 2-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in more models, and demand for the engines is growing.

Ford now imports the motors from a plant in Spain. The move allows it to unload expensive shipping costs.

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