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Ford cancels auto plant in Mexico, will add 700 new jobs in U.S. instead


This news story was published on January 3, 2017.
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – In a major announcement today, Ford Motor Company will not build a new plant in Mexico and will instead invest in and bring 700 new jobs here in the United States.

Ford made the announcement Tuesday morning. The auto-maker said it will add 700 new jobs at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan to produce high-tech electrified and autonomous vehicles.

The major automaker is investing $700 million and adding 700 direct new jobs in Flat Rock (Michigan) Assembly Plant to create a factory capable of producing high-tech electrified and autonomous vehicles – plus the iconic Ford Mustang and Lincoln Continental.

Ford is canceling plans for a new $1.6 billion plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and investing $700 million in the Flat Rock, Michigan, plant’s expansion; Ford will build its next-generation Focus at an existing plant in Hermosillo, Mexico, to improve company profitability.

Currently, Ford is piloting wireless technology that makes recharging an electric vehicle as easy as pulling into a parking spot; in addition, the company is testing EV prototypes this year in Europe, New York and other large U.S. cities.

The moves are part of a $4.5 billion investment in electrified vehicles by 2020, offering customers greater fuel efficiency, capability and power across Ford’s global vehicle lineup. The plans are part of the company’s expansion to be an auto and a mobility company, including leading in electrified and autonomous vehicles and providing new mobility solutions.

“As more and more consumers around the world become interested in electrified vehicles, Ford is committed to being a leader in providing consumers with a broad range of electrified vehicles, services and solutions that make people’s lives better,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO. “Our investments and expanding lineup reflect our view that global offerings of electrified vehicles will exceed gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 15 years.”

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8 Responses to Ford cancels auto plant in Mexico, will add 700 new jobs in U.S. instead

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    What about the other plants that are already there

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    The article is incomplete, it neglected to include this statement from Ford Motor Company:

    “Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields emphasized, however, that the company’s decision to cancel a factory already under construction in Mexico was a business decision driven primarily by “a decline in overall demand for small cars.”

    “Fields said Ford would have gone ahead with the decision whether or not Trump was elected president.”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      He also said that Trumps plan to reduce taxes and regulations played a major part in their decision. How typical of Democrats to only tell the part they want to hear and become deaf on the parts they don’t want to hear. That is why they LOST. Damn Snowflakes.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2017 at 5:51 pm

        What part of the of the two previous quotes do you not comprehend?
        Trump had nothing to do with it.
        You sound just like that stupid old coot that frequents here.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Trump taking credit ,he hasn’t done sh*t yet.Republican glory hounds that’s all this is

    • just the facts Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2017 at 7:32 am

      Anony, take a crash course in punctuation, then if you leave the country please be punctual !!!

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    What did the crooked shyster say ? OH! You did’nt build anything. Famous con artist demogogery .

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    This was a Trump American peoples VICTORY! – Demorats are wasteing away – maybe moving to Mekico ???