Ford to Move the Production of Small Cars from Its Michigan Assembly Line
Focus and C-Max, the two small cars produced by Ford in Michigan may find a different location soon. Although Ford did not give any hint about the new manufacturing location but reports suggest that Mexico might be a likely option.
The car maker says it plans to make the move of shifting the production of these cars to an overseas location by 2018 and the main aim for the action is to maintain competitiveness.
Ford's Focus is produced presently in different locations all over the world. Ford spokeswoman, Kristina Adamski said, "We currently are reviewing several possible options. We are committed to continuing to improve competitiveness and to invest where it makes the best sense for our business."
However, the recent move will not affect any job in the Michigan plant said the company. Earlier in April, Ford had trimmed some jobs as it cut a production shift saying that the company would lay off some seven hundred workers.
Jimmy Settles, the vice president and director of the UAW's Ford department, tweeted to tell the workers that the company was expected to manufacture other products in the assembly plant that sprawls across 111,500 square meters.