CLAYCOMO, Mo. (AP) — Ford is adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van. The company says the workers already have been hired and are expected to start in November at the plant in Claycomo. The plant will have the capacity to make 500,000 vehicles, the highest number in the company.

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill  released the following statement after Ford announced that its Kansas City Assembly Plant will add 1,200 new jobs and a second shift for its Transit van, bringing Ford to 6,000 hourly workers at the plant:
“Investing in the hardworking folks of Kansas City is a smart business decision by Ford. When companies invest in the Kansas City area, they continue this vibrant community’s trend of economic expansion, and send an unmistakable signal to other employers that Kansas City is the right place to create new job opportunities.”

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