Ford has taken a lot of heat for moving production out of the US and into Mexico. Ford is NOW moving the truck plant out of Mexico…
And that’s great news for you, Ohio!
Ford’s heavy duty pickup trucks which used to be built in Mexico started rolling off an assembly line in Ohio this week.
That’s good news for the 1,000 Ford workers in Ohio, who might have otherwise been out of work.
It’s also good publicity for Ford (F), which has been under fire for investing so much in Mexico. In April, the automaker said it would invest $2.5 billion in transmission plants in the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Guanajuato, creating about 3,800 jobs there.
Ford’s south-of-the-border strategy has drawn heavy criticism from groups such as the United Auto Workers union and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The Avon Lake, Ohio, plant produced its first batch of Ford’s full-size F-650 and F-750 pick up trucks on Wednesday.
“Our investment…reinforces our commitment to building vehicles in America,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “Working with our partners in the UAW, we found a way to make the costs competitive enough to bring production of a whole new generation of work trucks to Ohio.”…
…Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently said that if he’s elected he would take steps to make it more expensive for manufacturers to shift work to Mexico and then export the items back to the United States.
“How does that help us?” Trump said about the Ford investment in Mexico while campaigning in Michigan this week. “Mexico is becoming the new China.”
Read more: CNN Money
Make America Great Again!
This is the kind of thing that Democrats didn’t get — the struggle to keep good-paying jobs in America.
Micheal Moore got this and even used the example of Trump confronting the Ford Motor Executives at the Detroit Economic Club.
Even crazy ol’ Joe Biden got it.
(Here at ClashDaily are gonna kinda miss Joe for being such a douchebag.)
It’s a good move on Ford’s part. The tariffs for importing goods from Mexico is about to go up!