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FORD'S KENTUCKY TRUCK PLANT BUILDS LEARNING AND FITNESS CENTER

 LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) today broke ground to build a $1 million, 13,000-square-foot learning and physical fitness center at its Kentucky Truck Plant (KTP) in Louisville.
 The facility will include both classrooms and an 1,800-square-foot fitness center. It will offer employees an opportunity to improve their skills and stay physically fit.
 George Kormanis, manager of the 3.0-million-square-foot plant, said: "It's important that our employees have the opportunity to improve both their minds and bodies. It's for the good of the employees and the ultimate quality of the trucks we build."
 Will Burden, building chairman of UAW Local 862 at KTP, said, "Today's ground-breaking represents another step ahead for our employees in their desire to improve their knowledge, skills and physical fitness."
 Architect for the structure will be Luckett and Farley, Inc., of Louisville. The contractor will be named soon.
 Subjects taught will range from math enrichment, languages, computer skills and GED preparation to classes for recreation and relaxation. They include small-engine repair, stained glass making and electrical wiring.
 The center will include cardiovascular and other fitness equipment.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Boyle or Anne Booker of Ford Motor Company, 404-577-2277/


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