Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday that it plans an investment of $866 million for flexible manufacturing and advanced powertrain production in six southeastern Michigan plants.
The investments will help Ford to grow its small-car lineup and produce fuel-efficient powertrains, according to Mark Fields, president, The Americas, Ford Motor.
In August 2006, Ford announced its intention to invest up to $1 billion in its Michigan facilities.
Ford's Michigan plant investments include:
Wayne Stamping and Assembly Plant – $130 million for tooling and equipment to build the 2008 Ford Focus.
Van Dyke Transmission Plant – $320 million to install a flexible machining line to assemble transmissions for the Ford Escape.
Livonia Transmission Plant – $88 million to install flexible tooling to produce transmissions for the 2009 Ford F-150.
Woodhaven Stamping Plant – $89 million for new dies and subassembly equipment to stamp parts for the 2009 Ford F-150.
Dearborn Stamping Plant – $31 million for new dies and subassembly equipment to stamp doors and hoods for the 2009 Ford F-150.
Dearborn Truck Plant – $208 million to install additional tooling and equipment to build the 2009 Ford F-150. The investment will also be used to convert Ford's Glass Plant on the Rouge site into a training center.