Ford to invest $1.2 billion in MichiganStaff Writer | March 28, 2017
Ford Motor will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to prepare for production of the all-new Ford Ranger and Bronco.
Auto industry Three facilities
Ford announced in January the Flat Rock facility also would see a $700 million investment and 700 new jobs to support the production of electrified and autonomous vehicles.
The total investment represents an additional $350 million above those negotiated as part of the 2015 United Auto Workers contract.
Plans for the data center at Flat Rock are new; the company added $150 million to its budget for Michigan Assembly upgrades.
The $150 million for the Romeo plant upgrades were previously outlined in the UAW contract.
According to the contract, the automaker will invest at least $9 billion in U.S. facilities through 2019. ■