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Forum topic by Roger posted 03-01-2015 12:31 PM 1405 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2015 12:31 PM

I wanted to share this video that gives you a walk through the Kentucky Truck Plant where I made my living up to July of 2006 when that 1st day of retirement began for me. It’s about 14 minutes. It’ll be 9 years this year since I’ve retired. Holy moly! Time goes so fast. Enjoy the video, and thanks to all who drive Ford products. I personally appreciate it. I thank Ford Motor Co for giving me a good living and a good life in my retirement years. I am very grateful.
Also, here is another nice page that has a little more info about KTP:

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 03-01-2015 12:37 PM

Thanks for the video Roger !.....Keep on enjoying the retirement !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 03-01-2015 12:52 PM

Excellent video Roger and retirement is sweet, isn’t it?

I drove a refrigerated truck for 30 years as a Teamster. Our company worked out of the old Chicago Stockyards.
All of the old processing plants are now warehouses. I loved my job, it supported my family and now I have a nice pension which allows me to do my woodworking. I have been retired for 10 years and I am grateful to be able to enjoy my retirement.

We are a couple of the lucky ones! AND I have never owned anything besides a Ford. Ford ROCKS!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#3 posted 03-01-2015 01:04 PM

Cool to see this! Most of my cars have been Fords. It is cool to see how they are put together. Thanks for sharing and congratulations of many more years of retirement. It is wonderful that you are having such a great time! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 03-01-2015 01:14 PM

FORD ? gheeeez, I thought GM was the only truck mfg.

Seriously, retirement is GREAT – been there for 10 years last month. I retired early (62) because I didn’t think waiting another 3 years would be of any benefit, proved to be true. I wouldn’t give back those 3 years for anything.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 03-01-2015 01:44 PM

Thnx folks. Unclestump: Oh yes!! Sheila: May you “cruise up and down this road” in that Mustang for many happy miles. Dick:lol!. I would like everyone to have a long and healthy retirement. I do recommend it. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 03-01-2015 02:17 PM

Very interesting tour Roger. I think I saw you early in the video sitting on a bench with a hat, but no beard then. ha ha
Wishing you a long and happy retirement. I’m only in my second year. Enjoying every minute.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 03-01-2015 02:39 PM

HI Roger,

That was a cool video. I always like seeing “How it’s Made”. I’ve owned a LOT of Fords in my time!

How long did you work there and what area did you work in?


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#8 posted 03-01-2015 02:47 PM

I am a Ford guy too. My father in law worked there over 30 years before he retired from the truck plant in 1988 or so. Keep enjoying your well deserved retirement Roger!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#9 posted 03-01-2015 02:59 PM

That’s huge plant ,I enjoyed watching the video.I hope you enjoy retirement for many more years.
One of these days I’m gonna buy a Mustang.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 03-01-2015 03:04 PM


Thanks for the great video. Love my Ford.

This is what has made America great.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#11 posted 03-01-2015 03:13 PM

Were you a “highly trained professional” or a “specialized worker?” Interesting and informative video. Did you know any of the people in that video?

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 03-01-2015 03:18 PM

GREAT VIDEO… glad it gave you a wonderful retirement…i love ford trucks….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 03-01-2015 03:40 PM

Thanks for posting that! I’ve got a 2010 F150 SuperCrew and love to this day. My Son whose serving in the Army has the same truck.

I’m glad you had the opportunity to retire! You are one of the lucky few and thats getting fewer and fewer. Our company just announced back at the end of the year that any new hires after Jan 1 of this year, will only have 401k not a defined Pension plan. If I can make it two more years, I too will get to retire.

Continue to enjoy your retirement, and Ford trucks rule!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#14 posted 03-01-2015 04:40 PM

A friend (and my former teacher) told me he was busier after he retired. He was soooo right!

We won’t debate trucks ;^)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 03-01-2015 04:42 PM

hey Roger...great video…Made In The USA…buy American….yeah…I love my E350 Super Duty. I just bought it less than a year ago to replace my older E150. Did yall make the E series at the plant also?

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