June 19, 2006

Ford confirms intent to invest in Mexican facilities

Dearborn, Michigan – The Ford Motor Company has confirmed its intent to invest in and strengthen its 81-year-old manufacturing presence in Mexico, as part of the company’s North American “Way Forward” plan.

The plan includes upgrades of Ford of Mexico’s two assembly plants in Cuautitlan and Hermosillo, and its engine plant in Chihuahua. Details of the upgrades will be announced over the next several years as the improvements take place.

Ford created its first plant in Mexico City to build the Model T; today, it builds the F-Series pickup and the Ikon compact car in Cuautitlan, and the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr in Hermosillo.

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