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Ford plans Ohio plant investment

New Ford vehicles occupy the lot at Koons Ford dealership in Fairfax, Virginia, July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
New Ford vehicles occupy the lot at Koons Ford dealership in Fairfax, Virginia, July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

DEARBORN (WKZO) -- Ford Motor Company is investing 500-million dollars into an engine plant in Lima, Ohio.

The automaker says the facility will build a new 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine for the 2015 F-150 pickup. The company promised to update the plant in 2011 and the new work will mean another 300 jobs will be added at the facility.

Officials say work to renovate 700-thousand square feet is approximately 90-percent complete and prototypes of the engine will be assembled starting this summer.

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