SHEFFIELD, OH - In front of a crowd of Ford employees, the Ford Motor Company announced its plans for the future this morning. "Take what we know, and make it electric," and Ford intends to do that.
The company announced its plan to produce 2 million electric vehicles by 2026. The E-Transit Vans will be made at Sheffield, Ohio's Ford Assembly Plant. The company also plans investments in the Michigan and Missouri Ford plants; the investment of 3.7 Billion Dollars will add 6,200 new union jobs. Ford President Kumar Galhorta says this will create around 74,000 indirect jobs nationwide.
- Michigan: $2 billion investment and 3,200 union jobs, including the creation of nearly 2,000 jobs throughout three assembly plants in Michigan to increase production of the all-new F-150 Lightning electric truck to 150,000 per year at Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, produce an all-new Ranger pickup at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne and an all-new Mustang coupe at Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The investment includes $35 million to build an all-new Ford Customer Service Division packaging facility in Monroe that will create more than 600 union jobs, with operations expected to begin in 2024 to help accelerate parts shipments for Ford customers.
- Ohio: $1.5 billion investment and 1,800 union jobs at Ohio Assembly Plant to assemble an all-new EV commercial vehicle starting mid-decade, along with an additional 90 jobs and $100 million investment between Lima Engine and Sharonville Transmission plants
- Missouri: $95 million investment and 1,100 union jobs for a third shift at Kansas City Assembly Plant to increase production of the Transit, America’s best-selling commercial van, and the all-new E-Transit electric van
Ohio has held a crucial role in Ford’s history for 70 years. Ford currently has 7,000 employees in the state. Ohio Assembly Plant, where the new commercial electric vehicle will be assembled, now produces E-Series vans, medium-duty trucks, and Super Duty chassis cabs.
Lt. Governor Jon Husted told WTAM 1100, "It is a huge announcement that will secure the future of Ford and these manufacturing jobs in Northeast Ohio for a generation. It's a product that we know there's a demand for; in the end, this leaves 1800 families that have great paying jobs with health care benefits in a secure economic future, and it is America winning again. It's Ohio winning again."
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