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Why Ford Is Adding Thousands Of New U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

AOL Autos -- Ford Motor Co. has a pretty nice holiday gift for the U.S. economy and job market: The company plans to invest $6.2 billion to expand its U.S. manufacturing base, a move that will help it save 3,240 existing jobs and add another 12,000 positions by 2015.

A large portion of the of the investment will go into the automaker's home state of Michigan, which will see the addition of 2,350 new jobs.

"These investments, many of which are already under way, will ensure our southeast Michigan manufacturing facilities can support our aggressive growth plans," said Jim Tetreault, the Ford vice president in charge of North American manufacturing.

Ford's investment in additional U.S. manufacturing will cover an array of auto parts as well as vehicle assembly plants.


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Submitted Dec 29, 2012 By: BennoBlue
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honda0105
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Reposting since GB seems to start the new year with a hiccup again.. posted 8 postings and 12 prices and got 50 points!

****tomok: are you part parrot?
honda0105
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tomok: are you part parrot?
tomok
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Ford Is Adding Thousands Of New U.S. Manufacturing Jobs, they have the vehicle sales and the money to Add Thousands Of New U.S. Manufacturing Jobs!
Good cars, Good trucks, Good sales, Good for Michigan, Good for local workers - Invest in the US and wait for the 'returns' to roll in. Michigan is a right to work state - cheaper local labor to be had.
'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down! Ford can add jobs that can be available for the state's population. Many Many More New Jobs to go.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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honda0105
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Happy 2013!
Amplion
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 12:34:28 AM

Temporary Jobs !!!

The economy will not support this low quality manufacturer for the long term !!!!
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 12:25:01 AM

Ford has a bettrer idea
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 12:23:02 AM

COOL
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 12:11:25 AM


Even IF these are Temp jobs...beats sitting home on the public dole!

Go Ford!

[Edited by: LetemEatCake at 12/31/2012 12:12:43 AM EST]
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 12:01:07 AM

jobs are good. Well paid jobs in the US are even better.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 4:46:56 PM

good.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 6:36:06 AM

Go Ford!
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???????????????
Amplion
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TEMPORARY !!!!
Bruno44
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:59:05 AM

Way to go Ford.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:16:43 AM

Good news for and from Ford.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:15:59 AM

sounds good for Ford.
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Ford needs to commit to making diesels in the US.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:13:33 AM

Mistake in Detroit.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:13:27 AM

Ford is doing magnificent things. Would be better if Ford autos could be called 'All-American made'.
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:11:52 AM

I will buy another Ford. And another. I would like to work for Ford. I think I have some (gasp!) even better ideas.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:11:12 AM

ok
genoist
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:10:17 AM

This is good to see. I'll still probably buy foreign cars.
pa79th
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:09:05 AM

Ford does another great thing. They never took a dime of bailout money, choosing instead to gut it out on their own. Now they are leading the way for the National economic recovery by this massive infusion of jobs. Good for them. They are a great company founded by a great and innovative man. Not only does the US need this, so does Michigan, very much.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:08:52 AM

only USA carmaker without a dime in bailout money and NOT beholden to Bummer and car czar.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:08:23 AM

Happy news for MI
skidsteer85xt
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:07:25 AM

And Ford did this without any help from our government.
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Go Ford! You're good for the state of Michigan and the nation.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:06:59 AM

Ford has always been unique. Henry Ford paid his workers $5.00/day when GM paid their workers $1/day, hence they were the last auto maker unionized. Ford did better small cars than the competition, and they invested in their company when others were happy to buy stuff (GM, why buy Hummer?). They went deep into debt, but survived with their reputation intact (no forced bankruptcy).

"Right to work?" Possibly coincidence, possibly intended, more likely planned ahead by the Koches and Michigan Republican Governor "Rick" Snyder so as to buttress his popularity. Sign the bill, hope people connect the dots you want them to connect, and reap the benefits.

As for plants making multiple models, that's been happening since at least the early eighties. The machinery to make it where you could put out a truck, a car or an SUV at any time in the production day needed further development of computers, machinery and workplace flexibility. That's why Buick City no longer exists – the workers proved unwilling to deal, and GM decided to close instead of invest.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:06:50 AM

Good for Ford.
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:06:41 AM

Way to go Ford...and without government help!
02SilverStroke
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Ford is the best!!!
naspa
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Will never buy a Ford
DLgougewatcher
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:05:47 AM

Okay - "government motors and commie motors" (former gm & chrysler) are adding HOW many jobs??????

Bottom line - BUY A FORD morons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
alaric76
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:05:36 AM

and Ford did NOT get a bailout!
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:04:58 AM

Ford has a better idea
jetskijerry
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Go Ford
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2012 12:03:56 AM

Good for US
dundasgas
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:58:59 PM

okay
SavALot
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:58:06 PM

Who cares why? More jobs = a good thing
TFowler513
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:55:19 PM

Good job Ford. Way to go!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:51:48 PM

Ford puts the other carmakers to shame. Ford has a better thing going and they didn't take the Obummer money.
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:43:36 PM

ok
wang91554
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:39:28 PM

why not?
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:38:27 PM

Good job ford
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:37:13 PM

More right to work states?
dirt girl
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:35:33 PM

Good idea to have plants that make multiple vehicles or can retool faster. Wonder why it took them so long to make the change.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:31:26 PM


Good for Ford. Now let’s see the stock go up some.
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ok
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Go Ford
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:24:41 PM

great
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 11:23:32 PM

With the new labor law that was just passed in Michigan, many small businesses will join Ford in the process of expanding jobs in Michigan.
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