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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:09 AM

Ford to add 2,350 new jobs as part of investment plan

Source: USA Today

Car major Ford Motor Company on Thursday said it would spend more than $773 million on expanding its manufacturing facilities and create 2,350 new jobs in its home state of Michigan as part of a plan to invest $6.2 billion and add 12,000 new positions 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."

Some of the plants that the company will be making investments in, include: Michigan Assembly Plant ($59.4 million); Dearborn Stamping Plant ($305 million); Flat Rock Assembly ($161 million); and Sterling Axle Plant ($86 million).

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2012/12/27/ford-create-jobs-invest/1793485/

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Redfairen Dec 2012 OP
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #1
madrchsod Dec 2012 #2
bamacrat Dec 2012 #3
physioex Dec 2012 #5
bamacrat Dec 2012 #7
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #4
okaawhatever Dec 2012 #6

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:10 AM

1. Good News

the economy is coming back, slowly.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:33 AM

2. union jobs....

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:22 AM

3. Glad I drive a Ford.

I have always been more of a Ford guy than Chevy. I have a Mustang and love it...well I love all Mustang to be honest. That is except for the late 70's Mustang II which really was just a Pinto/Maverick with a Mustang badge.

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Response to bamacrat (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:23 PM

5. I like Mustangs too...

But I would point out that the 60's Mustangs were simply re-badged Falcons.

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Response to physioex (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:38 AM

7. With a better body...

64-66 were kinda weak. Awesome cars and some great engines but not really an emphasis on performance at that time. But in 67 the Camaro and Firebird came out and they were spanking the Stangs on the street and strip. After 67 is when we got the 302/427/429 Boss Mustangs, the 390 V8 Mustangs and they started to look mean.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:57 AM

4. Bad news

If you're a teabagger repub.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:16 PM

6. Sadly Gov Snyder will take credit for this. This expansion plan of Ford was agreed to in 2011 it

also affects 2 plants in Kentucky. It is part of a larger agreement that Ford and the Unions entered into with their last contract. It seems that they are just beginning the next phase. Let's all try and make sure McConnell and Snyder don't get credit for these jobs. Snyder will talk about how all these jobs have been created post right-to-work so we need to keep the average american informed. Oh, and bonus......new Ford jobs in Kentucky mean more voters for the democrat candidate in 2014.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/business/ford-contract-with-union-is-ratified.html

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