As it aims to ramp up production, Ford is investing $3.7 billion in Michigan, Ohio, and Missouri assembly plants, not to mention erecting brand new facilities such as BlueOval Battery Park Michigan, along with BlueOval City and the BlueOval SK Battery Park in Kentucky and Tennessee, to name just a few. Now, construction has begun on yet another Ford facility in Michigan – a Ford Customer Service Division building in Monroe Township, according to The Monroe News.
Thus far, construction crews have cleared 140 acres of land at the future Ford facility site, and construction is already underway. Originally announced last May, the new building will replace what was the Harbor Dunes Golf Club following a $35 million dollar investment. Once complete and operating in 2024, the new site will reportedly employ around 600 people, each of whom will be working on a singular mission – to help speed up parts shipments for Blue Oval customers.
This new site is just part of Ford’s previously announced $3.7 billion dollar investment in the U.S. Midwest, which is expected to create around 6,200 jobs in total across the aforementioned three states. More than half of those new jobs will be created in Michigan, with an eye toward increasing production of a number of models including the Ford F-150 Lightning, while also retooling plants for production of the all-new 2024 Ford Ranger and 2024 Ford Mustang.
In Ohio, Ford will invest $1.5 billion to add 1,800 union jobs at the Ohio Assembly plant to build an all-new EV commercial vehicle starting mid-decade, along with an additional 90 jobs and $100 million investment between the Lima Engine and Sharonville Transmission plants. In Missouri, Ford will make an additional $95 million investment and add 1,100 jobs for a third shift at the Kansas City Assembly plant to increase production of the Ford Transit and E-Transit.
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The goal is to speed up part shipments for all the recalls each new model will have, that very admiral. Since many loyal customers will have moved on tired of the 6-8 dealership visits for recalls each time they buy a Ford.