Ford to invest $773 Million in Michigan plants

Ford line workers attach a charger to an Focus Electric, one of five vehicles built at the Michigan Assembly Plant near Detroit. Michigan Assembly is the latest illustration of Ford’s strategy to retool plants and train workers to build a wider range of models.Photo credit: Ford Motor

The plan is part of its commitment to invest $6.2 billion in U.S. plants by 2015 under an agreement reached in October 2011 with the UAW, the automaker said today.

Ford said the investments will create 2,350 hourly jobs and allow it to retain another 3,240 hourly jobs. The new jobs are part of the 12,000 Ford previously said it would add or retain in the United States by 2015 under the UAW deal.



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