The Ford Motor Company cancelled plans to build a new $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and has instead committed to adding 700 new jobs at its assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, on Tuesday.
The automaker announced the $700 million expansion and provided details on seven of the 13 electrified vehicles it plans to introduce over the next five years during a press conference.
According to Ford, the expansion will create “700 direct new jobs” building autonomous and electric vehicles as well as the Mustang and Lincoln Continental.
“I am thrilled that we have been able to secure additional UAW-Ford jobs for American workers,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president, National Ford Department in a statement. “The men and women of Flat Rock Assembly have shown a great commitment to manufacturing quality products, and we look forward to their continued success with a new generation of high-tech vehicles.”
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