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Ford Is Investing $3.7 Billion to Expand Midwestern Auto Plants

  • Plants in Michigan, Missouri, Ohio to get 6,200 new jobs
  • Ohio facility to begin building an electric commercial vehicle
Ranger pickup assembly at Ford’s Michigan plant.
Ranger pickup assembly at Ford’s Michigan plant.Source: Ford
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Ford Motor Co. is investing $3.7 billion in factories across three Midwestern US states to pump out more electric vehicles and traditional gasoline-fueled autos in a sweeping expansion that will create 6,200 union jobs.

Five Ford plants will be expanded to produce more hot sellers, such as the electric F-150 Lightning pickup, and roll out new models, including a battery-powered commercial vehicle to be built at the automaker’s factory in Avon Lake, Ohio, the company said Thursday in a statement.