Ford To Save Plant, Jobs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT -- Ford will retain nearly 3,750 jobs and build a new vehicle at a Missouri plant that was in danger of closing.
Ford is ending production of the Escape SUV later this year at the Claycomo plant near Kansas City. It will make the new Escape in Louisville, Kentucky.
The company won't say which new product is coming to the Missouri plant. It plans to invest $400 million in the site. The plant also makes the F-Series truck.
The Claycomo plant was in danger of closing before the state granted tax incentives last fall.
Ford, GM and Chrysler have all announced plans to retain or hire new workers as the economy and auto sales improve. Ford said last week it plans to add 7,000 workers over the next two years.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2011 at 05:48 AM
    It is a good thing these jobs are still in the usa.Would be better if they were in Mich.This state taxes almost 30% more on businesses than other states.WOW.Then ad gas prices because of gas TAX,it all ads up.Indiana and Ohio gas prices are usually cheaper than Michigan.There is so many taxes in Mich that jobs AVOID us.I don't blame them but are we really going to be able to do anything about it this late in the game.Jobs {thousands} would help this state so much.Taxes are what support a state.The business tax and the taxes people pay from working,should be fair to help the business and the people.Even upper government people need to cut back for awhile on their pay ect.Why don't that ever happen.It is to the point they get pay and raises,no matter how they help RUIN a state.That needs stopped.Lets see that happen.
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