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New Ford Explorer coming soon, adding jobs

The new Ford Explorer is set to be revealed Monday in Millennium Park at an event where Ford executives are expected to tout the new jobs the vehicle’s production will bring to the Chicago area.

The new vehicle will be produced in the company’s South Side assembly plant, bringing 1,200 jobs and essentially doubling the workforce at the plant by adding a second shift. In addition, more than 100 companies in 23 states are ramping up to produce parts and components for the new Explorer. Get the full story »