Ford will create 6,200 new factory jobs in Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio as it prepares to produce more electric vehicles.
Between now and 2026, the business plans to invest $3.7 billion in the three states and to convert around 3,000 temporary employees to full-time status, including salary hikes and benefits.
Ford wants to add 2,000 jobs in Michigan at three assembly plants and another 1,200 at other plants.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said: “We’ve got to compete with the rest of the world to earn their investment here in Michigan and we won. This is a big win for Michigan.”
In addition, 600 jobs will be generated at a new parts packaging factory in Monroe, Michigan, and another 600 at multiple Michigan component facilities.
A facility in the Detroit suburb of Wayne that now manufactures the Ranger midsize truck will see investment and job creation to produce a new Ranger.
A new Mustang muscle vehicle will be manufactured in Flat Rock, Michigan, south of Detroit.
Furthermore, Ford’s Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn will witness investment and job creation in order to fulfill the unexpectedly strong demand for F-150 Lightning electric pickups.
Avon Lake, Ohio, near Cleveland, facility will be expanded to produce an unnamed new electric commercial vehicle, creating 1,800 new jobs.
In Lima and Sharonville, Ohio, 90 new jobs will be created.
To meet rising demand, a company in Claycomo, Missouri, near Kansas City, that manufactures large electric and combustion-engine Transit vans will add a third shift of 1,100 workers.
Source: Michigan Radio