Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, will be investing more than $1.45 billion in two southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities. It will add 3,000 new jobs to strengthen its leadership in trucks and SUVs and support the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles.
The company also will invest about $700 million and add 300 new direct jobs at its Dearborn manufacturing site to support production of new electrified variants of its F-150 truck, producing both a F-150 hybrid and fully electric F-150. Ford will create a new operation in Dearborn where battery cells will be assembled into a battery pack for the two models.
In 2020, Ford will debut the new F-150 and F-150 hybrid. The fully electric Ford F-150 is coming soon after and will be part of the company’s more than $11.5 billion global electrified vehicle investment.
Ford is investing about $750 million and adding 2,700 new direct jobs at its manufacturing facility in Wayne, Michigan, during the next three years. The company will install new equipment to support production of its new Bronco (debuting in spring of 2020) and its Ranger truck, as well as create a new modification center at the Wayne location.
Employees at Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle, Bronco and Ranger modification center in Wayne will complete Ford’s first autonomous vehicles starting in 2021, including installing the vehicles’ unique self-driving technology and purpose-built interiors. This will be the first center of its kind for Ford.
“At Ford, we are investing aggressively in building on our strengths today — including trucks and SUVs — while at the same time expanding our leadership into electric and autonomous vehicles,” says Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president, Automotive. “We are proud of our commitment to invest in manufacturing here in Michigan.”
In its 2019 contract with the United Auto Workers union, Ford pledged to invest $6 billion in its U.S. factories, creating or retaining 8,500 union jobs. Ford is proud to be America’s largest employer of UAW-represented autoworkers.
“The UAW is proud of Ford’s commitment to manufacturing in the United States and in Michigan,” says UAW President Rory Gamble. “This is a direct result of the 2019 collective bargaining process, providing additional jobs – and job security – for UAW members in Southeast Michigan.”