Ford Motor Company is investing more than $773 million across six manufacturing facilities in southeast Michigan, increasing and maintaining jobs while upgrading its equipment and manufacturing capacity.
The American automaker is delivering on its commitment to invest a total of $6.2 billion in American plants by 2015. The investments in the Michigan area will help create at least 2,350 new hourly jobs and will allow the automaker to retain an additional 3,240 hourly jobs. With the total investment, Ford hopes to add 12,000 new hourly jobs by 2015.
Ford is investing into its Michigan Assembly plant, Dearborn Stamping plant, Flat Rock Assembly, Sterling Axle plant, Van Dyke Transmission, and Livonia Transmission locations. It will allow the automaker to support growing demand for fuel efficient vehicles and its popular F-Series pickup trucks.
“Even as we wrap up an incredibly busy year of capacity expansions and product launches, we are continuing to look to the future,” said Jim Tetreault, Ford vice president of North America Manufacturing. “These investments, many of which are already under way, will ensure our southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities can support our aggressive growth plans.”
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