Ford announces over 6,000 new union manufacturing jobs for Ohio, Michigan, Missouri
SHEFFIELD, Ohio (WOIO) - A major economic announcement from Ford Motor Company Thursday morning.
According to a Ford spokesperson, the company plans on investing $3.7 billion and adding more than 6,200 new union manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri.
Ford will spend 1.5 billion dollars to build a new manufacturing plant on the site of the Ohio Assembly Plant in Lorain County and will hire 1,800 new union employees to build Ford’s new electric commercial vehicle.
Governor Mike DeWine was in Lorain County at the Ohio Assembly Plant for the announcement.
“Eighteen hundred new jobs and these are really jobs of the future, this is all about the future and Ford’s commitment to Ohio, Ford’s commitment to electric,” DeWine said.
It’s a big economic win for the DeWine administration, and he said it certainly shows that Ohio is open for business.
“We have a great business climate, we have low taxes and we have decent regulations,” DeWine said, “We have all the things that companies need to come here.”
Kumar Galhorta the President of Ford Blue said it should not come as a surprise that Ford is investing in American manufacturing, specifically in Ohio.
“Having a vibrant work force is very near and dear to our heart to our company to make those investments right here in the U.S., in the mid west and that’s what we’ll continue to do,” he said.
Ford expects to break ground on the new manufacturing facility this summer and hopes to have production on line by mid-decade
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