Sen. Brown Grills Ford On Talk Of Sending New Work To Mexico

(Washington) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is calling out Ford Motor Company on reports that the company will produce a next generation vehicle in Mexico, rather than in Avon Lake.

On Tuesday, during a Senate committee meeting, Brown asked a vice-president of the automaker if they were going to back out of a promise to invest $900 million in the Avon Lake plant. The company VP responded by saying they are working at, and investing in the Avon Lake facility.

The report about Ford sending the work to Mexico came in a letter from United Auto Workers Vice-President Gerald Karlem, telling members of Local 2000 that Ford would build its new vehicle in Mexico.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said he hopes Ford honors its commitment to keep jobs in Ohio.

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