The jobs will come into effect by the end of the year, with the vast majority of them taking place through 2019.
“We remain committed to American manufacturing and investing in our people and facilities,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “Even as the industry’s largest employer of hourly workers in the United States and biggest producer of American-made vehicles, we believe it is important to continue investing right here in our home market.”
The new plant will be producing new, innovative transmission systems for front-wheel drive vehicles. This will allow EcoBoost to be implemented in larger vehicles like the F-150, which will increase gas mileage for those respective vehicles. Partnering with UAW, the additions to the plant will create jobs for 800 new employees. This will greatly increase the size of the plant, which already houses 1,800 employees.
With Ford creating 800 jobs and investing $350 million into the Livonia plant, the future of Michigan and Ford's relationship looks brighter by the minute. Recently, Ford has also received several accolades for their fuel-efficient trucks. The F-150 leads the market with its downsized EcoBoost engine and efficient transmission so you can get more mpg on every fill up. If you'd like a closer look at the F-150 or other Ford models, be sure to check out our inventory online. Our friendly and experienced sales staff would be happy to answer any questions you have and schedule a test drive at your convenience.
North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 888-806-7163, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!