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Ford Romeo Engine Plant Cranks Out 10 Millionth Engine

Posted in auto industry, Cars, Ford, Newsworthy, Sports Cars, Trucks by Suzanne Denbow | February 19th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |


Today, the Ford Motor Company engine assembly plant in Romeo, Michigan, reached a historic milestone with the production of its 10 millionth V-8 engine. Responsible for assembling the engines found beneath Ford’s two baddest beasts, the F-150 and the Mustang, the Romeo plant produces an average of 140 engines an hour and is dedicated exclusively to the production of Ford’s famed V8. “Romeo Engine’s products are powering two of Ford’s iconic vehicles and we focus on quality every minute of every day,” said Romeo Plant Manager Shaun Whitehead. “We deal with a great deal of complexity on our lines, and we’ve had very strong quality performance over a very long period of time.”

In 1990, the first engine to ever roll off Romeo’s assembly line was a 4.6-liter, two-valve V-8. Today, the 10 millionth baby is a 4.6L 3-valve V8, marked to be shipped to Flat Rock, Michigan to be installed in a 2010 Mustang GT. “This is a huge accomplishment for our plant,” said Romeo Engine UAW Local 400 Chairman, Randy Newsom. “We started this plant with a team concept that was really new for Ford when they converted from the tractor plant. Over the years, we’ve stayed consistent in our team approach, with both hourly and salaried employees working together. We strive to be the best engine builders in the world, and we’d like to build another 10 million.”

Source: Ford Media

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