Automotive Manufacturing Continues to Shine in Missouri, As F-Series Trucks Named Best in U.S. For 43rd Year


The Missouri-made Ford F-Series trucks have been named the best-selling pickups in the U.S. for the 43rd year in a row. But it’s not just the Missouri-made trucks that are preforming well, the Ford Transit was America’s best-selling van for 2019 and achieved its best sales performance since its introduction in 2014.

Ford makes the F-150 and the Ford Transit van at its Claycomo, Missouri, plant. Across the state, Missouri talent drives automotive manufacturing into the future with significant production from Ford and GM. In 2018 alone, Missouri produced more than 776,000 vehicles at its automotive manufacturing plants.

And Missouri is continuing to make itself attractive to automotive manufacturers for years to come. In 2019, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law. The new automotive incentives grant up to $25 million in tax credits to automotive manufacturers that invest $500 million in plant upgrades, while agreeing to retain current workers, and then an additional $25 million in tax credits if they invest another $250 million.

“This legislation gives us the tools we need to be more competitive and shows companies everywhere that Missouri is open for business,” said Governor Parson. “We’re excited about this great step forward and will continue to invest in Missouri workers, help companies grow, and keep quality jobs here in our state.”

This new bill was a large reason the GM announced plans to invest $1 billion in its Wentzville, Missouri plant.

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