As of 2014, the Ford Escape and the Ford Escape Hybrid are made at one of Ford's Louisville, Kentucky plants. The plant is located on Fern Valley Road. Earlier model years were manufactured in Kansas City, Missouri. The 2011 Ford Escape is made of 65 percent American-made parts.
The Louisville Assembly Plant, where the Escape is has been manufactured from 2013-2015, opened in 1955 and employs about 4,750 people. There are no plans at present to move the Escape manufacturing to another plant.
From 2001 until 2012, the Ford Escape was made at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, located in Claycomo, Missouri. This plant employs approximately 5,148 people and opened in 1951. The Kansas City Assembly Plant currently only manufactures the F-150 and the Ford Transit, but has the capacity to produce one car per minute.