Ford to build huge plant in Mexico despite outrage
Trump blasts Ford over plans for new Mexico plant
Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press | April 5, 2016 | USA Today
Ford Motor (F) said Tuesday it will invest $1.6 billion to build a new plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico to build small cars, making it the latest automaker to expand its presence there.
Ford’s investment in Mexico will create more than 2,800 jobs by 2020, delivering a blow to the UAW, which pushed for higher wages in its contract talks with the automaker last year. The announcement also comes amid a presidential election where the the leading Republican candidate, Donald Trump, has publicly pressured Ford to drop its plans to expand in Mexico.
Ford said Tuesday it remains committed to investing in the U.S. and adding jobs in America even as it expands its presence in Mexico.
Ford is building plants in Mexico and the US is building a future in denial.