Kentucky Truck Assembly
Kentucky Truck Assembly is an automobile manufacturing plant owned by Ford Motor Company in Louisville, Kentucky. The 4,626,490-square-foot (429,815 m2) plant on 500 acres (2.0 km2) opened in 1969 and currently employs 5,154 people total. It is located at 3001 Chamberlain Lane in the Northeast corder of the city. Ford also operates another plant in Louisville, the Louisville Assembly Plant.
The plant houses approximately 24 miles (39 km) of conveyor belts. Vehicle output average is 75 vehicles per hour.
The F-250 to F-550 Ford Super Duty line of trucks is currently built here. At one time, medium and heavy trucks (semis) and over the road haulers were built here, including the Ford L-Series trucks, which were named for Louisville.
It was recently announced that the Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant would begin manufacturing the Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator alongside the F250, 350, 450 and 550. This additional production should begin in January or February 2009.