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Friday, 18 September 2020 15:17

Ford Commits $700M, Adds 300 Jobs to Dearborn Plant for Electric F-150

Written by Jeff Perez, Motor1.com

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Ford opened the doors to its River Rouge manufacturing complex in Dearborn, MI, nearly a century ago. Now that historic truck plant is getting a much-needed cash injection and major makeovers designed with the future in mind.

Ford announced Sept. 17 a new $700 million investment into the Dearborn facility towards upcoming truck production, which includes the new F-150, PowerBoost hybrid, Raptor and upcoming electric variants.

 

That investment will add a new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center to produce the electric F-150, as well as add 300 new jobs to the plant, joining the 4,400 employees who already work there. A significant chunk of that change will also go towards modern upgrades---things like collaborative robots, autonomous transportation vehicles and more.

 

Chief Manufacturing and Labor Affairs Officer Gary Johnson said the Dearborn facility "will be Ford's most technologically advanced plant in the world."

 

"We are proud to once again build and innovate for the future here at the Rouge with the debut of our all-new F-150 and the construction of a modern new manufacturing center to build the first-ever all-electric F-150," said Bill Ford, executive chairman. "This year’s COVID-19 crisis made it clear why it is so important for companies like Ford to help keep our U.S. manufacturing base strong and help our country get back to work."


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