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Title: REVEALED: Ford to move ALL of its small car production from US to Mexico where it will build $1.6bn plant and create 2,800 jobs
Source: Daily Mail Online
URL Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art ... production-Mexico-U-S-CEO.html
Published: Sep 15, 2016
Author: Reuters and Associated Press
Post Date: 2016-09-15 08:30:47 by cranky
Keywords: None
Views: 1076
Comments: 13

  • Trump, campaigning in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, called Ford's decision 'horrible'
  • The presidential candidate said: 'We shouldn't allow it to happen'
  • Ford is building a new $1.6billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It will make small cars there starting in 2018
  • The facility is expected to create 2,800 Mexican jobs, it's been reported
  • During contract talks in 2015, Ford confirmed that it would move Focus and C-Max production out of its Wayne, Michigan, plant in 2018

Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said on Wednesday that all of the company's small-car production would be leaving U.S. plants and heading to lower-cost Mexico, drawing another rebuke from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

'We will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States,' over the next two to three years, Fields told Wall Street analysts at an investor conference hosted by the automaker.

Trump, campaigning in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, called Ford's decision 'horrible'. He has criticized Ford's Mexican investments for more than a year and vowed to pressure the automaker to reverse course if elected.

'We shouldn't allow it to happen,' Trump said.

A Ford truck assembly plant is pictured in Dearborn, Michigan, in this 2006 photo. The Ford Motor Company is headquartered in Dearborn, which is not far from Detroit

A Ford truck assembly plant is pictured in Dearborn, Michigan, in this 2006 photo. The Ford Motor Company is headquartered in Dearborn, which is not far from Detroit

Ford is building a new $1.6billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi (pictured in a file image)

Ford is building a new $1.6billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi (pictured in a file image)

Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields (pictured in March 2016) said on Wednesday that all of the company's small-car production would be leaving U.S. plants and heading to lower-cost Mexico

Trump called Ford's decision 'horrible'

Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields (left) said that all of the company's small-car production would be leaving U.S. plants and heading to lower-cost Mexico. Donald Trump (right) called Ford's decision 'horrible'

Fields has previously responded to Trump's criticism by saying that as a global company Ford must compete by making solid business decisions.

Ford is building a new $1.6billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It will make small cars there starting in 2018.

The facility is expected to create 2,800 Mexican jobs, according to US News & World Report.

In April 2016, Trump said the move by Ford to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico 'is an absolute disgrace' and shows the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

He said at the time in an emailed statement: 'This transaction is an absolute disgrace. Our dishonest politicians and the special interests that control them are laughing in the face of all American citizens.'

Trump had also said that deals like the one Michigan-based Ford made to build a plant in Mexico 'will continue until we can renegotiate NAFTA to create a fair deal for American workers'.

Revealed: How Henry Ford drove the Industrial Revolution

Piece of history: Henry Ford is pictured with the Model T vehicle

Piece of history: Henry Ford is pictured with the Model T vehicle

Often seen as the father of modern industry, car maker Henry Ford implemented an idea that revolutionised manufacturing.

He launched the modern assembly line in a factory in a suburb of Detroit to speed up motor production.

Ford's River Rouge plant in Detroit, Michigan, went on to become the largest factory in the world.

Ford produced a standard model, the Model T Ford. A new Model T Ford cost less than $300 in the mid-1920s.

By 1929, more than 26million cars were registered in the US.

During the 1920s, about $1billion a year was spent on the construction of a national network of highways.

The automobile industry also caused other industries such as steel, rubber, leather and paint to grow rapidly.

An assembly line is seen in Dearborn, Michigan

An assembly line is seen in Dearborn, Michigan

During contract talks in 2015, Ford confirmed that it would move Focus and C-Max production out of its Wayne, Michigan, plant in 2018. The United Auto Workers Union said at the time that Ford planned to build the next Focus in Mexico.

A source briefed on the matter said the shift of production to Mexico was expected to take place next year before the start of the 2018 model year.

In April, Ford reiterated that it was planning to build two new vehicles at the Wayne plant beginning in 2018. Analysts have said they expect Ford to build a new Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup there.

Fields said that Ford planned to shift a majority of its small car production around the world to low-cost countries by 2019, which could affect Ford's Western European car production.

A Ford Galaxie is seen on a Wayne, Michigan, assembly line in 1963

A Ford Galaxie is seen on a Wayne, Michigan, assembly line in 1963

Workers are pictured at a Ford assembly plant in Dearborn

Workers are pictured at a Ford assembly plant in Dearborn

A Ford Motor Co Transit Connect Electric van is assembled in Livonia, Michigan, in 2010

A Ford Motor Co Transit Connect Electric van is assembled in Livonia, Michigan, in 2010

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said in April that it would realign North American plants to emphasize truck and Jeep production over car output. The changes are expected to be completed by early 2018.

Both automakers are making the moves because U.S. consumers have turned away from traditional sedans and hatchbacks to SUVs and pickup trucks.

The United Auto Workers has said the number of auto assembly jobs would not decline because workers would be busy making SUVs and pickup trucks.

However, UAW President Dennis Williams has said there was a risk that if gasoline prices rose again above $4 per gallon as in mid-2008, consumers might once again favor smaller cars.

How Henry Ford's Model T revolutionized the world to produce the first mass-produced vehicle

Thing of beauty: The Model T is an icon, but with a top speed of 45mph - if going downhill with a following wind - drivers cannot get anywhere very fast

Thing of beauty: The Model T is an icon, but with a top speed of 45mph - if going downhill with a following wind - drivers cannot get anywhere very fast

Germans may have invented the petrol engine, but it was Henry Ford, a Michigan-Irish farmer who used his genius to realise its social potential.

Ford said he had to invent his ‘gasoline buggy’ to escape the crushing boredom of his own life on the farm in the United States.

The Model T was made from 1908 to 1927 and is generally regarded as the first affordable car.

In total more than 15million were made.

The first Model Ts were fairly expensive, about £500. But by the early 1920s, when millions were being produced, the price had dropped to about £125, which was roughly equivalent to the average annual wage.

Ford was obsessed with efficiency: his production lines were inspired by the meat-packing yards of Chicago and it became the first mass produced car in the United States.

His famous decree that customers could choose ‘any colour so long as it is black’ was not to limit consumer choice, but to reduce costs.

In Ford’s day, freshly painted cars were left in the sun to dry.

Black dried more quickly and was thus cheaper. By 1914, a Model T could be manufactured in 93 minutes and spare parts were all available through the Sears Roebuck mail-order catalogue for drivers to install themselves.

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#1. To: cranky (#0)

But on the plus side, the union held firm in their demands and refused to back down. Yay! Go union! That'll show them you can't be bossed around!

misterwhite  posted on  2016-09-15   9:09:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: cranky (#0)

stop complaining they are creating jobs, you wanted the job creators to create jobs didn't you? you have an easy answer don't buy them

paraclete  posted on  2016-09-15   9:44:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: paraclete (#2)

stop complaining

I'm not complaining.

Ford is run by big boys.

They almost certainly know their business situation better than I do.

If it's okay with their shareholders, it's okay with me.

cranky  posted on  2016-09-15   10:14:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: cranky (#0)

Ford to move ALL of its small car production from US to Mexico where it will build $1.6bn plant and create 2,800 jobs

Then we pretend to wonder what's wrong with our economy.

rlk  posted on  2016-09-15   14:19:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: cranky (#0)

Trump said the move by Ford to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico 'is an absolute disgrace' and shows the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

He said at the time in an emailed statement: 'This transaction is an absolute disgrace. Our dishonest politicians and the special interests that control them are laughing in the face of all American citizens.'

Trump had also said that deals like the one Michigan-based Ford made to build a plant in Mexico 'will continue until we can renegotiate NAFTA to create a fair deal for American workers'.

He's got that right.

A government strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.

ConservingFreedom  posted on  2016-09-15   14:26:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: cranky (#0)

Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields

Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields looks like he just graduated from college and is on leave fron his priciple job as a model for a male fashion mgazine.

rlk  posted on  2016-09-15   14:46:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: ConservingFreedom (#5)

He's got that right.

Well, it's hardly a ground breaking belief.

But apparently not universally held, not least of all, by the shareholders who seem to prefer profits.

cranky  posted on  2016-09-15   15:04:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: cranky, paid maternity leave, child care, elder care, TrumpCare, nanny state, *The Two Parties ARE the Same* (#0) (Edited)

Perhaps the final decision to go to Mexico was based on Trump's proposal to force American employers to pay for maternity leave, child care, and elder care?

They don't have that kind of inefficient communist crap in Mexico, so they're more free market friendly and competitive. Thank the nanny staters.

Oh yeah, they don't have the burden of TrumpObamaCare socialized medicine either! Nor 1001 regulatory agencies eager to screw business.

Moar Trumpkin big government solutions please! /s


The D&R terrorists hate us because we're free, to vote second party

Castle(C), Stein(G), Johnson(L)

Hondo68  posted on  2016-09-15   16:13:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: rlk (#4) (Edited)

" Ford to move ALL of its small car production from US to Mexico where it will build $1.6bn plant and create 2,800 jobs

Then we pretend to wonder what's wrong with our economy. "

Those with a brain KNOW.

The only ones to question it are the bribed politicians, the big stock traders, the Corportatists, & the academics & other idiots that worship " Free Trade ".

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

if you look around, we have gone so far down the the rat hole, the almighty is going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah, if we don't have a judgement come down on us.

President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. --Clint Eastwood

"I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within." -- General Douglas MacArthur

Stoner  posted on  2016-09-15   17:37:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: hondo68 (#8) (Edited)

TrumpObamaCare socialized medicine

What did trump have to do with passing the aca?

cranky  posted on  2016-09-15   19:42:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: cranky, Government will pay for it magically (#10)

the aca?

Trump's in favor of socialized medicine/ObamaRomneyCare "repeal and replace", aka changing the name to something like TrumpCare.

"The government's going to pay for it" MAGIC!


The D&R terrorists hate us because we're free, to vote second party

Castle(C), Stein(G), Johnson(L)

Hondo68  posted on  2016-09-15   19:55:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: hondo68 (#11)

Trump's in favor of socialized medicine/ObamaRomneyCare "repeal and replace", aka changing the name to something like TrumpCare.

Okay.

For a minute there, I thought you meant trump had some kind of political influence in the writing of the law.

cranky  posted on  2016-09-15   20:03:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: ConservingFreedom (#5)

He's got that right.

yes he did, let's put an X on the wall and note the date, but note the company that did this is not beholden to BO for a handout

paraclete  posted on  2016-09-16   1:40:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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