Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday that it will be adding 3,000 jobs to two factories in the Detroit area over the next few years, as well as investing $1.45 billion toward new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles.
Around $750 million will go to the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, adding 2,700 jobs over the next three years. The plant will build the new Ford Bronco SUV and all-new Ranger small pickup truck. It will also focus on building autonomous and electric vehicles.
An additional $700 million will go to a plant in Dearborn, where it will add 300 new jobs. Ford said the plant will build the next generation of the F-150, including hybrid and electric versions of the trucks. It will also build batteries for the electric truck.