Ford to build truck plant in Mich., add 300 jobs

Source: By Associated Press • Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Ford says it will add 300 jobs at a new factory that’s being built to assemble batteries and manufacture an electric version of the F-150 pickup truck.
The new plant is being built in Dearborn, Mich., where Ford is starting to produce a new version of the F-150 that’s due in showrooms this November.Ford’s F-series pickup is the top-selling vehicle in the U.S., with nearly 900,000 sold last year.Ford says the new electric truck will go on sale in mid-2022. The company says it’s investing $700 million in its Rouge factory complex to make the new trucks. Ford also plans a plug-in gas-electric hybrid version.

The company says a study done by the Boston Consulting Group found that the F-Series brings in $42 billion in U.S. revenue. That’s more than whole companies such as McDonald’s, Nike and Netflix.