Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear designated Tuesday, September 27, 2022, as KenTRUCKy Day to celebrate Ford’s 109-year history in the commonwealth. September 27 is the date of the all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty truck reveal at Churchill Downs.
“To honor Ford’s investment and this great Team Kentucky partner, I have officially proclaimed, September 27, 2022, KenTRUCKy Day in the commonwealth,” Gov. Beshear said. “Kentuckians have been building Ford trucks since the Model T, and we are thrilled this tradition is going to continue with the all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty.”
Ford celebrates 45 years of F-Series for industries across the country to get the job done. The next-generation Super Duty – built at Ford’s Kentucky Truck plant debuts at 7:15 p.m. EDT.
“Ford’s roots run deep in Kentucky. We hope Kentuckians take just as much pride in building America’s favorite truck as they do in their basketball, bourbon, and thoroughbreds,” said John Savona, vice president, America’s manufacturing and labor affairs, Ford Blue. “On behalf of our 12,000 Ford and UAW employees, we thank Gov. Beshear for supporting this KenTRUCKy Day celebration.”
Gov. Beshear's KenTRUCKy Day proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, Ford Motor Company employs more than 12,000 people in Kentucky and supports approximately 120,000 jobs in the Commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, Ford Motor Company has a 109-year history in Kentucky and a state GDP contribution of $11.8 billion; and
WHEREAS, Ford Motor Company and its partners have announced plans to add 5,000 more jobs and invest $5.8 billion to build BlueOval SK Battery Park to assemble batteries to power the next generation of Ford and Lincoln vehicles; and
WHEREAS, Trucks are essential to families and businesses, large and small, across the Commonwealth of Kentucky; and
WHEREAS, Today, Ford is the largest vehicle producer in the Bluegrass State; and
WHEREAS, 8,500 people work at Ford Motor Company’s Kentucky Truck Plant where F-Series Super Duty Trucks are produced; and
WHEREAS, Ford Motor Company will reveal the all-new 2023 Super Duty Truck in Louisville Kentucky on September 27, 2022
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Andy Beshear, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim that September 27, 2022, be known as