The first 2015 Ford Edge will drive off the assembly line at the Ford Oakville Assembly Complex on Thursday.
The facility will celebrate the production start of the new Ford Edge after an extensive months-long retooling of the plant.
In February 2014, Ford of Canada announced that the Oakville plant would be the only place in the world the new Ford Edge would be manufactured. The announcement brought $1 billion in investment to the facility and a 1,000 jobs to the area in September.
Oakville Assembly is also expected to announce increased hiring, in addition to the jobs announced last fall.
Thursday's attendees will include: Joe Hinrichs, president The Americas, Ford Motor Company; Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada; Lisa Raitt, federal Minister of Transport; Kevin Flynn, Ontario Minister of Labour; Jerry Dias, national president, Unifor.
The new Ford Edge will be shipped to 100 countries.
With files from Steve Arnold