Edison Assembly

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Edison Assembly
Edison Assembly is located in New Jersey
Edison Assembly
Location in New Jersey
Operated 1948 (1948)–2004 (2004)
Location Edison, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°31′01″N 74°22′19″W / 40.51695°N 74.37195°W / 40.51695; -74.37195Coordinates: 40°31′01″N 74°22′19″W / 40.51695°N 74.37195°W / 40.51695; -74.37195
Industry Automotive
Products Edsel Bermuda, Edsel Pacer, Edsel Ranger, Edsel Roundup, Edsel Villager, Ford Escort, Ford Falcon, Ford Mustang, Ford Pinto, Ford Ranger, Mercury Bobcat, Mercury Cougar, Mercury Lynx
Area >100 acres (0.40 km2)
Address 939 U.S. Route 1, Edison, NJ
Owner(s) Ford Motor Company
Defunct 2004 (2004)

Edison Assembly, also known as Metuchen Assembly, was a Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant in Edison, New Jersey. It was located at 939 U.S. Route 1 and occupied over 100 acres when it was open. The factory began operations in 1948 and was closed in 2004. Several popular Ford products were manufactured there, such as the Ford Mustang, Ford Ranger, and the Ford Pinto. When the plant opened in 1948, it manufactured the new Mercury branded and Lincoln vehicles. It was one of three Ford manufacturing facilities in New Jersey and was built two years before the Mahwah Assembly plant was opened in 1950.

Other Ford-badged vehicles produced at the plant included the Ford Falcon and Ford Escort. Mercury products such as the Mustang-based Mercury Cougar, Mercury Bobcat, and the Mercury Lynx were also assembled there.

According to an article printed in The New York Times on February 27, 2004, "the Edison plant opened in 1948 in Ford's post-World War II expansion. Over the years, the company said, it produced nearly 6.9 millions vehicles, starting with Lincolns in its first decade, then Falcons, Comets and Mustangs in the 1960s, and Pintos, Bobcats, Escorts and Lynxes from 1972 to 1990. Then, production shifted to the Ranger pickups".[1]

It was one of only three locations where Ford manufactured the Mustang; the other sites were Dearborn Assembly and Milpitas Assembly in San Jose, California.

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