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Ford Making Heavy Investments in Michigan: $1.2 Billion Across Three Facilities

April 6th, 2017

04_2017ford-investing-in-miBorgman Commercial is pleased to announce that Ford will be investing another $1.2 billion into their Michigan infrastructure – representing their commitment to Michigan’s workers, our economy, and in preparation for the future of the automotive industry.

This massive investment will be split between three different facilities in Michigan. The money will create or retain jobs in the state, pave the way for the New Ford Ranger and Bronco, and support the company’s push towards solving the future’s mobility challenges.

In this article originally published in the Official Ford Media Center, we can get a closer look at the three Michigan facilities and how this investment will help them improve the next generation of Ford vehicles.

Here are some excerpts from the article:

Ford Motor Company is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan manufacturing facilities to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion to an auto and mobility company.

Ford is investing $850 million in Michigan Assembly Plant to retool the plant to build the all-new Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco. Employees at Michigan Assembly Plant will begin building Ranger at the end of 2018 and Bronco in 2020.

The company also plans to create or retain 130 jobs and invest $150 million to expand capacity for engine components for several vehicles, including Ranger and Bronco, at Romeo Engine Plant in Michigan.

In addition, Ford is investing $200 million for an advanced data center to support the company’s expansion to an auto and a mobility company. It is the second of two new data centers Ford is building in Michigan, as the company expects its data usage to increase 1,000 percent – driven by manufacturing and business needs and new mobility services, such as more connected, autonomous and electrified vehicles.

In the past three months alone, Ford has announced $1.9 billion in new investments in Michigan. During the past five years, Ford has invested $12 billion in its U.S. plants and created a total of nearly 28,000 U.S. jobs.

Ford builds more vehicles in the United States and employs more hourly U.S. workers than any other automaker.

New Ranger and Bronco at Michigan Assembly
The work to transform Michigan Assembly Plant begins next May. Following the same pattern used during vehicle changeover at Dearborn Truck Plant in 2014, Michigan Assembly will take just four weeks to remove and reinstall the tooling necessary to build the all-new Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco.

Expanded capacity at Romeo Engine
Romeo Engine Plant produces engines for Ford Super Duty, E-Series, Ford Shelby GT 350 Mustang and Shelby GT350R Mustang, along with components for F-Series, Mustang, Explorer and Edge. This investment adds capacity and tooling for components for an additional engine when the plant begins its transformation in early 2018.

You can read the full article by visiting Media.Ford.com

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