Ford to add 3000 jobs in the Detroit area, invest $1.45B

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Ford Motor Co.is adding 3,000 jobs at 2 factories in metro Detroit and investing up to $1.45 billion to build new pickups, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles, bringing into clearer focus the $6 billion in investments promised in its new contract with the UAW.

Over the next three years, the Blue Oval is investing $ 750 million and adding 2,700 new jobs to the Wayne facility to build the Bronco, an all-new medium-sized Ranger pick-up and a modification center to support autonomous vehicles.

At the Dearborn plant in MI, about $700 million will be invested to create 300 jobs and support the production of the F-150 Hybrid and F-150 EV. In Dearborn, where the electrified F-150 versions will be built, Ford says that it's planning to assemble battery cells into battery packs for both the F-150 hybrid and the F-150 electric pickup.

Ford pick up trucks go through the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant on September 27, 2018 in Dearborn, Michigan. Here, the company said it will install self-driving technology and purpose-built interiors for these vehicles as part of its foray into the autonomous vehicle sector. "As America & # 39; s number 1 vehicle manufacturer & # 39; s, we are proud of our commitment to invest in manufacturing here in MI", the director added.

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Employees at Ford's Autonomous Vehicle, Bronco and Ranger modification center in Wayne will complete Ford's first autonomous vehicles starting in 2021, the company said. The investment will add 3,000 new jobs and supports the company's expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles. The facility will be equipped with new equipment to support the production of Ford's re-release of the Bronco in the spring of 2020, as well as the new Ranger pickup truck.

The United Auto Workers union hailed the company's investment, saying it is "proud of Ford's commitment to manufacturing in the United States and in MI".

In its new cope with the UAW, negotiated this fall, the company has committed to adding or retaining 8,500 jobs with investments at 19 USA services. "This is a direct result of the 2019 collective bargaining process, providing additional jobs - and job security - for UAW members in Southeast Michigan".

The F-150 is the top-selling automobile within the USA and is Ford's franchise, generating a lot of the company's profits. As one of Ford's icons, Bronco represents where the company is expanding and where it's playing to win.

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