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Ford Repackages Factory Investment Plan, Will Add 900 Jobs

Ford Repackages Factory Investment Plan, Will Add 900 Jobs

TOM KRISHER AP Auto  Writer
Created: March 20, 2019 10:39 AM

DETROIT (AP) - Ford is repackaging a previously announced manufacturing investment in the Detroit area and now says it will spend $900 million and create 900 new jobs over the next four years.
    
Most of the new workers will build a new generation of electric vehicle at a Ford factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, south of Detroit. It will see an $850 million investment. The company also plans a $50 million autonomous vehicle manufacturing center at an undisclosed site near Detroit that will add hardware to existing vehicles.
    
The announcement comes just after a three-day string of venomous tweets by President Donald Trump condemning crosstown rival General Motors for shutting down its small-car factory in Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland.
 

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TOM KRISHER AP Auto  Writer

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