March 29, 2017
Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan plants to prepare for the new Ford Ranger and Bronco, and to support the companies move into mobility. The Dearborn-headquartered automaker will invest $850 million to revamp its Wayne, MI assembly plant for truck and SUV production; $150 million will be invested in its Romeo Engine Plant for capacity expansion, and $200 million will build a data center at the company’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
Construction on the Flat Rock data center will begin in late 2017, and will be the company’s second data center. The data center is being built to collect information generated by robotic cars. The total investment amount represented an additional $350 million above the investments negotiated as part of the 2015 UAW contract.
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