BREAKING: After Massive Pressure From Trump, Ford Makes HUGE Announcement [DETAILS]


Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker, Ford Motor Company has confirmed that the company will scrap plans to build a new $1.6 billion plant in Mexico.  This was after coming under heavy criticism from President-elect Donald Trump for shifting small-car production out of the U.S. and moving more jobs south of the border.

Ford’s chief executive officer Mark Fields, made the announcement on Tuesday at a press conference at the automaker’s factory located in Flat Rock, Michigan.  Flat Rock is located just south of Detroit.


The second-largest U.S. automaker builds the Mustang sports car and Lincoln Continental sedan from its Flat Rock plant, which employs more than 3,700 workers.

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Ford idled the factory for a week in October due to declining Mustang sales, which fell 13 percent in the first 11 months of 2016.


Ford is the second-largest U.S. automaker.  Both the Mustang sports car and Lincoln Continental sedan are built at its Flat Rock plant.  This plant alone employs more than 3,700 workers. Due to declining Mustang sales, Ford was forced to idle the factory back in October.  Mustang sales fell by 13% in the first 11 months of 2016 causing many American families to worry about future job security.

Now due to what Ford is viewing as a more positive manufacturing environment based on Trump presidency, Ford has announced that rather than shipping jobs to Mexico, the company has decided it will invest $700 million in the Michigan plant instead.  This will add an additional 700 jobs to build new electric and autonomous vehicles.  It will also give the local economy of Flat Rock a much needed bolstering. Ford has plans to make a fully electric small SUV with a 300-mile range as well as a gas-electric hybrid version of the F-150 pickup. There will still be a shift in production to Mexico for the Ford Focus but this car will be made at an existing plant in Mexico rather than building a new one.

President-elect Trump targeted Ford during his campaign due to the company’s original plan to move small car production to Mexico after car production for the Fusion fell more than 10% last year. The Fusion was previously built at the Flat Rock plant but as a result of the sales slump, production was consolidated to another plant located in Hermosillo, Mexico. At that point, Ford had also made decisions to  move production of the Lincoln MKC sport utility vehicle to Mexico as well.

Fields said Trump also influenced the automaker’s decision to continue building the MKC in a Louisville, Kentucky, factory where it also produces the Ford Escape SUV. This is great news for the people of Michigan, Kentucky, and all Americans.

All of this WINNING is thanks to Trump’s America First philosophy.

It’s pushing companies to rethink how they do business, and keeping the American worker first in their mind.

h/t – CNBC



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