Flashback: Ford Cancels Plant In Mexico, Expands In U.S. Instead

Mark another win on the score board for President Trump. IN 2017, Ford cancelled plans to move jobs to Mexico, which means more work for the American people. This is great news.

USA Today reports:

Ford cancels Mexico plant, expands U.S. factory and adds 700 jobs

Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it would cancel plans for a $1.6 billion Mexico plant and launch a Michigan expansion in a move that may be viewed as a capitulation to Donald Trump.

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Ford CEO Mark Fields said the company would spend $700 million and add 700 jobs to “transform and expand” its Flat Rock, Mich. manufacturing plant to make autonomous and electric vehicles.

“Make no mistake about it — Ford is a global automaker but our home is right here in the United States,” Fields said at a press conference.

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The move marks a sharp reversal for Ford, which has defended its production in Mexico even as Trump has assailed the company for expanding there.

“This is a vote of confidence for President-elect Trump and some of the policies he may be pursuing,” Fields said…

The United Auto Workers hailed the decision.

“We’ve seen our jobs go overseas,” UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles said. “It’s evident today that Ford is rewarding us for our hard work.”

Do you think anyone at CNN or MSNBC will cover this story? We won’t hold our breath waiting.

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