Ford Buffalo: Stampings, Not Wings

Gary S. Vasilash

Ford is upping its output at its Buffalo Stamping Plant via an investment of $150-million for the production of more than 25 new subassemblies, including hoods, doors and fenders.

This translates into >500 new dies, a new blanking line, and equipment upgrades.

Ford Adds Jobs, Invests Millions in Buffalo Stamping Plant 

It also means the addition of a third shift in the 2.5-million sq. ft. facility and 350 new jobs. Current employment: ~650 people.

Presently, Buffalo Stamping stamps parts for the F-250, F-350, Flex, Edge, Focus, Econoline, and Lincoln MKX and MKT, parts including quarter panels and hoods, as well as the aforementioned parts.