Ford Motor Company is spending more than $773 million on new equipment and capacity expansions across six manufacturing facilities in southeast Michigan. The investments will create 2,350 new hourly jobs.
Ford is delivering on a commitment made to the United Auto Workers in the recent contract negotiations to invest $6.2 billion in U.S. plants by 2015.
Expansion work at several plants has already begun, increasing Ford’s capacity to support growing demand for fuel efficient vehicles and F-Series pickup trucks.
Over the next six months, Ford will upgrade stamping operations at Michigan Assembly Plant and Dearborn Stamping Plant, as well as finalize work at Flat Rock Assembly Plant to produce the new Fusion.
The 2,350 new positions are part of the 12,000 hourly jobs that Ford is adding across the U.S. by 2015.
(READ more in a Ford media release)