Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Re: Ford Statement on Business Transformation
Wouldn't plant closings and layoffs be obvious? Fusion and MKZ was produced in two different plants, along with Taurus, MKT and Flex. Then there is MAP for Focus and C-Max. Clearly all workers won't be needed for the ramp up of any new model that kicks off. Especially with cancellations of models happening a year or more before new trucks and suvs are launched.
Then there is the fact that EVs take much less production space, development resources( most of the ICE engine, transmission, cooling system, exhaust, emissions people won't be needed), production components and much less production assembly. This will be especially impactful on line workers since Fords first EV will not launch until 2020 and be a low volume model.
VW already spelled out how it will happen, as they are going through that process already. And as ICE trucks and suvs transition to EVs, the same happens there.
Taurus production is being replaced by Aviator.
MKT/Flex are built in the plant Edge/Nautilus are made in.
Uh? MAP is producing Ranger and Bronco....
They have baby Bronco, Mach 1, and other models to produce too. They have to go somewhere.
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