Ford Motor Company is increasing and maintaining jobs while upgrading its equipment and manufacturing capacity by investing more than $773 million across six manufacturing facilities. This investment proves that American automaker is delivering on its commitment to invest a total of $6.2 billion in American plants by 2015. The investment made in the Michigan area will not only help create at least 2,350 new hourly jobs, but it will also all Ford to retain and additional 3,240 hourly jobs. Ford hopes to add 12,000 new hourly jobs by 2015 after they are done investing the rest of the promised $6.2 billion.
The locations that will be affected by this large investment will be its Michigan Assembly plant, Dearborn Stamping plant, Flat Rock Assembly, Sterling Axle plant, Van Dyke Transmission, and Livonia Transmission. This will allow Ford 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 American Manufacturing. “These investments, many of which are already under way, will ensure our southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities can support our aggressive growth plans.”