First Ford Motor declines the offer. Thanks but no thanks.
Now they are actually re-opening a 58-year-old, retooled manufacturing plant.
…without government aid.
Ford is reopening its Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 to produce the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 for the Lincoln MKS and MKT, Ford Flex and 2010 Taurus SHO. The plant has been idle since 2007, but Ford has invested $55 million in the 58-year-old facility to create a flexible manufacturing system for powertrains. No new jobs will be created by reopening the plant, as Ford will staff it with 250 workers from other facilities on the site, but the job security that comes with being the first in the world to build the automaker’s most advanced engine is surely welcome.
So it can be done.
I wish I were in the market for a new car.
It would be a Ford Motor Company product.