Media Advisory - Ford Oakville Assembly Kicks Off Canadian Production of the All-New 2015 Ford Edge; Increased hiring to be announced

OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 24, 2015 /CNW/ -


The Ford Oakville Assembly Complex celebrates the production start of the

all-new 2015 Ford Edge, which will be shipped to 100 countries around the

world including for the first time Western Europe.

The Oakville Assembly plant has undergone a retooling and transformation

into one of the most competitive and advanced global manufacturing plants

in Canada. Oakville Assembly will also announce increased hiring in addition

to the 1,000 employees announced in 2014.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • Media Sign-in – 9:15 a.m.
  • Press conference start time – 9:45 a.m.
  • Photo-op and ceremonial drive off the end of line follows press


Attendees to include:

  • Joe Hinrichs, president The Americas, Ford Motor Company
  • Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada
  • Honourable Lisa Raitt, federal Minister of Transport
  • Honourable Kevin Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour
  • Jerry Dias, national president, Unifor


Oakville Assembly

The Canadian Road, Oakville ON, L6J 5C9

Directions: From QEW west – exit Royal Windsor Drive; turn left at The

Canadian Road (at lights). From QEW east – exit Ford Drive, go south,

veer right onto South Service Road East (also known as The Canadian

Road). Look for "Media Parking" signs. Plant lobby entrance is next to

the three flag poles.

**IMPORTANT: Please wear closed-toed shoes and long sleeves**

Please RSVP to Megan Joakim at /905-845-2511 ext. 3220

SOURCE Ford of Canada

For further information: Michelle Lee-gracey, 905-845-2511 ext. 1337,; Megan Joakim, 905-845-2511, ext. 3220,


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