Ford’s $9 Billion UAW Deal to Upgrade Kansas City, Dearborn Plants

Ford’s $9 Billion UAW Deal to Upgrade Kansas City, Dearborn Plants

Ford Motor Co. will invest $9 billion under a new four-year UAW contract, including spending $200 million to upgrade the Kansas City Assembly plant that produces the Transit full-size van and F-150 pickup and $250 million at Dearborn Truck to make the F-150.

Ford Motor Co. will invest $9 billion under a new four-year UAW contract, including spending $200 million to upgrade the Kansas City Assembly plant that produces the Transit full-size van and F-150 pickup and $250 million at Dearborn Truck to make the F-150.

The labor deal, which must be ratified by union rank-and-file workers, will result in new vehicles, engines, and transmissions, plus a commitment from Ford for 8,500 new or secured jobs.

Ford has agreed to make a $700 million investment in two new products at Michigan Assembly, which would be added in 2018 and no later than 2020, and are expected to be the Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco respectively.

The stamping plant would continue to support the Ford Focus and C-Max vehicles until they are moved in 2018, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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