Ford Cancels Plans For Mexico Plant

The Ford Motor announced this Tuesday that the company would be spending $700 million on their Flat Rock, Michigan plant, and has canceled plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico.

Ford CEO Mark Fields said the company will not only spend $700 million to “transform and expand” the present Michigan plant, but they will add 700 jobs at the plant, which will build autonomous and electric vehicles.

This reversal comes after Trump had previously attacked Ford for building factories and creating jobs in Mexico instead of in the United States.

Ford did state they will still move production of the next-generation Focus sedan to Mexico, but instead of building a new plant, the cars will be produced at an existing plant in Hermosillo, Mexico.

H/T: USA Today

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