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19 May 09 14:20
Cleveland Engineplant No.1
John K Lindgren
Land Rover ... the classic name in cars for the extraordinary driver...

Visit Land Rover
Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1

Plant name: Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1
Location: Brook Park, Ohio
Employment: 250 (210 hourly; 40 salaried)
Products: 3.5-liter EcoBoostTM V-6 engine for Ford Flex, Ford Taurus SHO, Lincoln MKS sedan and Lincoln MKT crossover
Year opened: 1951
Site size in acres: 93
Plant size in square feet: 1.6 million
Product history: More than 35 million engines, including the renowned 351 Cleveland series and 24.3 million engines in the popular 302 and 5.0-liter V-8 family
Manufacturing Upgrades

In 2004, Ford invested $350 million for plant redesign and installation of an all-new assembly line as well as block, crankshaft and cylinder head machining lines
An additional $55 million was invested for tooling and equipment upgrades needed to produce the EcoBoost engine, including a flexible powertrain manufacturing system
A new production database provides a "birth history" for each engine, tracking hundreds of metrics and allowing any quality control issues to be quickly and accurately isolated.
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