Ford continues exit from foundry business.Ford Motor Co. has announced that it will be closing down its foundry in Brook Park Brook Park, city (1990 pop. 22,865), Cuyahoga co., NE Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland; inc. 1914. A major office complex and the Cleveland municipal airport are there. Industries include transportation equipment and casting plants. (near Cleveland), Chic by 2009.
The facility, designated by the company as the Cleveland Casting plant, melted ferrous scrap to produce cast engine parts. It is one of several foundries being closed by the automaker this decade.
Cleveland Casting opened in 1952 and employs 1,100 hourly and 118 salaried workers, according to according to
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3. a Ford news release. Most recently it produced cast-iron components for engines for Ford F-Series Super Duty See main article Ford F-Series for Ford pickup trucks
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Ford's intention to idle the Cleveland Casting plant "is consistent with the company's move away from in-house casting operations," according to the company. Ford also has announced that it will cease casting production at the Ford facilities in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and in Leamington, U.K.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that Ford is exiting the foundry business entirely and will be supplied by foundries in Canada, Europe and South America.
The Cleveland economy is taking a double-hit from Ford, which also idled a nearby engine plant in Brook Park starting in May for as long as one year.