Ford will invest $773 million to upgrade its plants in Michigan

Article by Christian A., on December 31, 2012

As part of Ford Motor Company’s pledge to invest $6.2 billion in U.S. plants by 2015, it will spend over $773 million on new equipment and capacity expansions throughout six manufacturing plants in southeast Michigan. These will lead to the creation of 2,350 new hourly jobs and will enable the automaker to keep 3,240 more hourly jobs.

The mentioned 2,350 new jobs are included in the 12,000 hourly jobs that Ford aims to add in the U.S. by 2015. Jim Tetreault, Ford vice president of North America Manufacturing, said that even as Ford is about to conclude a “busy year” filled with capacity expansions and product launches, it continues to be hopeful for the future.

He added that these investments, some of which have already started, will guarantee that its southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities will be able to support its aggressive growth plans. In early 2012, Ford began its expansion projects for some facilities in order to boost its capacity to produce transmissions and axles to support the rising demand for fuel efficient vehicles and F-Series pickup trucks.

Furthermore, Ford will operate a new stamping press on line at Michigan Assembly Plant over the next six months. It will also install equipment for four new stamping presses at Dearborn Stamping Plant; and complete the expansion work at Flat Rock Assembly Plant to assemble the new Fusion in 2013.

The Ford Motor Company proudly presents the latest 2013 Ford F-150 to the most promising leaders of the future and agricultural professionals as well.

America’s Ford President Mark Fields said that the company works hard to get the job done with their top-class trucks as much as their hardworking customers. This new model is a demonstration of their commitment to constantly improve their trucks with capabilities and features that allow the users to be more productive.

This model debuts a new and improved front-end design as well as advanced technologies including the MyFord Touch that features driver controls which are voice-activated and high-intensity (HID) headlamps.

According to the FFA Board Member Sponsor and Group Marketing Manager of Ford Truck Doug Scott, the F-series truck has always been represented by farm families and for this group of multitasking customers, Ford pickup means reliability, economic livelihood, family transportation and rugged capabilities. Ford pickups are becoming an agricultural tradition like the FFA and the brand is pleased to work with the agricultural professionals for their new series of F-150 models.

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