Domestic auto manufacturing has had a significant role in manufacturing production this year and Ford has been at the epicenter of that investment and growth. In Flat Rock, Michigan today, Ford started up the assembly line at the plant (a $555 million dollar investment) which is powered by 1,400 new employees set to get to work on the Ford Fusion.
Demand for the Fusion has skyrocketed and Ford is adding nearly 6,500 new employees to keep up throughout the U.S. Ford CEO Alan Mulally appeared on Morning Joe today to talk about the impressive expansion (part 1, part 2).
The new plant represents the height of automotive production innovation – a shining example of manufacturing in the U.S. and what it’s poised to do.
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