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|Oakville Assembly Complex|
Site of Oakville Assembly Complex
|Location||Oakville, Ontario, Canada.|
|Volume||5,464,000 sq ft (507,600 m2)|
|Address||1400 The Canadian Road|
Oakville Assembly Complex is a Ford Motor Company automobile factory in Oakville, Ontario, Canada spanning 5,464,000 square feet in volume. This landmark occupies the same site as, and combines, the former Ontario Truck plant and Oakville Assembly Plant. Clearly visible from the Queen Elizabeth Way and the Lakeshore West GO Train line, it relies on the nearby railway service to transport parts and vehicles throughout the country. It is Canada's last remaining Ford automotive assembly plant still in operation.
The first car plant on this site opened in 1953, and produced nearly all of the vehicles for Ford in Canada until 1966. It was the site of production for the company's minivans but was renovated with a $1 billion investment to produce crossover CUVs by 2006. Phase one was completed with the launch of the Edge and the MKX in the fall of 2006 and phase two was completed by spring of 2008 with the launch of the Ford Flex. The plant currently employs approximately 3,000 workers. In addition to the human workers, 440 robots help to assist in the production of new automobiles. The company has two different shifts that last from 8-10 hours (depending on the economy and the demand for new automobiles). As of 2002, up to 211,000 new vehicles can be manufactured and assembled within a typical year.
At one time, the number of employees was 3,820. Layoffs that came as a product of a slowing economy has caused that number to be reduced by 820 people.
- Ford Edge (2007-Present)
- Lincoln MKX (2007-Present)
- Ford Flex (2008-Present)
- Lincoln MKT (2010-Present)
- Ford LTD (1975-1982)
- Ford Tempo (1984-1994)
- Mercury Topaz (1984-1994)
- Ford Windstar (1995-2003)
- Ford Freestar (2003-2007)
- Mercury Monterey (2003-2007)
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