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Ford $6.2 Billion Mfg Expansion = 12,000 New Jobs by 2015 - NBC

Ford investing $6.2 billion, creating 12,000 new jobs by 2015 - NBC News
Paul A. Eisenstein , The Detroit Bureau
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Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $6.2 billion to expand its U.S. manufacturing base, a move that will help it save 3,240 existing jobs and add another 12,000 positions by 2015.

A large chunk of the investment will go into the maker’s home state of Michigan, which will see the addition of 2,350 new jobs.

“These investments, many of which are already under way, will ensure our southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities can support our aggressive growth plans,” said Jim Tetreault, the Ford vice president in charge of North American manufacturing.

The plan will cover an array of component as well as assembly plants. In the Detroit area, that includes an axle plant, a stamping facility and two assembly lines. The Michigan Assembly Plant has become the home base for an array of high-mileage models including the new Ford Focus Electric battery car.
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Ford Is Investing More Than $773 Million Across Southeast Michigan Manufacturing Facilities to Support Growth - Media.Ford.Com

• Ford is spending more than $773 million on new equipment and capacity expansions across six manufacturing facilities in southeast Michigan as it delivers on a commitment to invest $6.2 billion in U.S. plants by 2015.

• The investments in Michigan will create 2,350 new hourly jobs and allow the company to retain an additional 3,240 hourly jobs.

• 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

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 27, 2012 – Ford Motor Company is spending more than $773 million on new equipment and capacity expansions across six manufacturing facilities in southeast Michigan as it delivers on a commitment to invest $6.2 billion in U.S. plants by 2015.

The investments in Michigan will create 2,350 new hourly jobs and allow the company to retain an additional 3,240 hourly jobs. The 2,350 new positions are part of the 12,000 hourly jobs that Ford is adding across the U.S. by 2015.

“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.”

Expansion work at several plants started earlier this year to increase Ford’s capacity to provide transmissions and axles to support growing demand for fuel efficient vehicles and F-Series pickup trucks.

In addition, over the next six months Ford will bring a new stamping press on line at Michigan Assembly Plant; install equipment for four new stamping presses at Dearborn Stamping Plant; and finish expansion work at Flat Rock Assembly Plant to produce the new Fusion next year.

Specifically, Ford is making investments at the following locations:

• Michigan Assembly Plant - $59.4 million for stamping press line expansion
• Dearborn Stamping Plant -$305 million for plant modernization, new press lines, scrap conveyor system and other machinery and equipment
• Flat Rock Assembly - $161 million for machinery and equipment to assemble the new Ford Fusion and as an additional production facility
• Sterling Axle Plant - $86 million for machinery and equipment investment to meet axle demand increase and future model changes
• Van Dyke Transmission - $87.7 million for machinery and equipment investment to meet capacity expansions for 6F35 and 6F50 transmissions
• Livonia Transmission - $74.7 million for machinery and equipment investment for transmission expansion and test equipment
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Now that's a Merry Christmas!
PS. Axle Plant = rear wheel drive: Thanks Ford and LINCOLN!
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Ford once had a plant in suburb St. Louis. It was shut down about 5 years ago. Ford had built vehicles here since the 1920's I believe. A lot of good plant workers lost their jobs. How about creating some of those 12,000 jobs back here again. The former Chrysler plant site would be a good place to build.
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Ford once had a plant in suburb St. Louis. It was shut down about 5 years ago. Ford had built vehicles here since the 1920's I believe. A lot of good plant workers lost their jobs. How about creating some of those 12,000 jobs back here again. The former Chrysler plant site would be a good place to build.
If Ford were to build anywhere it would probably on land they already own, much of it being in Michigan.


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Re: Ford $6.2 Billion Mfg Expansion = 12,000 New Jobs by 2015 - NBC

thanks to "aneekr" @ BON

U.S. plant investments outside Michigan as specified in Ford's 2011 contract with UAW include:

Vehicle assembly: Chicago ($117M), Kansas City (>$1B), Kentucky Truck ($621M), Louisville ($639M), Avon Lake ($128M)
Powertrain: Cleveland ($278M), Lima ($400M), Sharonville ($220M)
Stamping: Buffalo ($136M), Chicago Heights ($86M)

Refer to pp. 2 - 4 of this .pdf document for details
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F150s were also built in Norfolk, and that plant closed as well. I understand they needed to close that plant at that time, but I hope Ford chooses to return some operations to South Eastern Virginia. As I understand, the Norfolk plant had a good reputation with labor relations.
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F150s were also built in Norfolk, and that plant closed as well. I understand they needed to close that plant at that time, but I hope Ford chooses to return some operations to South Eastern Virginia. As I understand, the Norfolk plant had a good reputation with labor relations.
Maybe Ford will one day need more more vehicle production. It would be ideal for them to build it close to Norfolk for export. I also like the idea of spreading the manufacturing out. It would give more states a feeling of involvment in Ford, and may produce more loyalty sales.

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