Edison Assembly

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Edison Assembly
Edison Assembly is located in New Jersey
Edison Assembly
Location in New Jersey
Operated1948 (1948)–2004 (2004)
LocationEdison, New Jersey
Coordinates40°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
IndustryAutomotive
ProductsEdsel 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)
Address939 U.S. Route 1, Edison, NJ
Owner(s)Ford Motor Company

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.[1] Several popular Ford products were manufactured there, such as the Ford Mustang, Ford Ranger, and the Ford Pinto. When the plant opened, 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.

The plant produced 6.9 million vehicles in total; switching to compact car assembly in the 1960s, it built the Ford Falcon and Mustang and the related Mercury Comet, and then to subcompact cars in 1972 with the Ford Pinto and Mercury Bobcat and later their Escort and Lynx successors.[1]

Production shifted to Ranger pickups in 1990, and produced 1.7 million Rangers along with the related Mazda B-Series.[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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  1. ^ a b c Fisher, Janon; Hanley, Robert (February 27, 2004). "With Last 50 Pickups, Ford Ends 56 Years of Work in Edison". The New York Times. Retrieved September 26, 2018.

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