(The Center Square) – Ford Motor Company announced Thursday an investment of $3.7 billion in three Midwest manufacturing facilities, the addition of 6,200 union jobs, and the creation of 74,000 indirect jobs by the end of 2026.
The locations, amount dedicated to improvements, additional jobs, and areas of investment are:
Michigan: A $2 billion investment, 3,200 union jobs, and 2,000 additional jobs throughout three assembly plants with a focus on the new F-150 Lightning electric truck.
Ohio: A $1.5 billion investment and 1,800 union jobs will assemble a new electronic vehicle for commercial use starting mid-decade.
“These jobs are a force multiplier all throughout the community and the state,” DeWine said. “One manufacturing job is a tremendous multiplier. … One thing I learned as governor as we ask companies to come to Ohio, and as we ask Ohio companies to expand, the controlling factor is the workers with skill sets who can do the job.”
Ford also announced an investment of $1 billion over the next five years to improve workplace experiences for manufacturing employees. Potential enhancements include better access to healthy food, better lighting in parking lots along with new electric vehicle chargers.
“The special news for Northeast Ohio is there will be 1,800 new jobs – good, solid-paying jobs with health care insurance, a higher quality of life and job security that comes from working for a great company like Ford,” Ohio Republican Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said at the Ford event.