Analysis: Ford’s Wayne assembly plant pumps $1.8B into Michigan’s economy

Detroitnewsby Karl Henkel
The Detroit News
March 21, 2012

Dearborn ‚Äî Ford Motor Co.’s revamped Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne ‚Äî seen as a model for auto factories in the future ‚Äî supports 24,000 statewide jobs and injects $1.8 billion annually into Michigan’s economy, according to analysis from the Center for Automotive Research.

The plant, dubbed by CAR as “the new global standard for flexible manufacturing” after a $770 million investment, produces five different Ford models ‚Äî including a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and an all-electric ‚Äî and will manufacture 350,000 vehicles this year.


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