EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally said the new Ford facility would bring 200 jobs to Leduc based on information the City of Leduc provided in a news release. Ford said the number is incorrect and the move will not create any jobs but rather just see employees work in Leduc instead of Edmonton. This article also originally said the facility’s opening is planned for the fall of 2018 based on information from the City of Leduc. Ford said it actually plans to open in the spring of 2018. The story has been updated to reflect the new information from Ford.
One of the world’s auto-manufacturing giants is planning to build a new automotive parts warehouse and distribution centre south of Edmonton.
The Ford Motor Company told Global News it plans to move from its current facility in Edmonton in order to open the new 400,000 square-foot facility in the Leduc Business Park in the spring of 2018.
“We are elated with this announcement, as it speaks to the work and dedication of city administration in working with our local developer over the last 18 months to bring this vision to reality,” Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke said in a statement on Tuesday. “This brings a much-needed boost to our local and regional economy from groundbreaking to when they open their doors.”
Ford’s plan for the Leduc facility isn’t the company’s only recent Canadian investment.
Last fall, the company said it would inject $700 million into its Canadian operations as part of a labour deal reached with Unifor, which represents about 6,700 workers at the company’s facilities in Ontario.