Ford Motor Co.

Ford cancels Mexico factory and will invest in Michigan in 'vote of confidence' for Trump plans

Ford cancels Mexico factory and will invest in Michigan in 'vote of confidence' for Trump plans

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it was scrapping plans to build a $1.6-billion factory in Mexico and would invest $700 million to expand a Michigan plant to build electric and autonomous vehicles that will add 700 jobs there in a move Ford’s chief executive said was a “vote of confidence” in the economic policies of President-elect Donald Trump.

Ford isn’t abandoning expanded production in Mexico. The company said that to “improve company profitability” it would build its next-generation Ford Focus at an existing plant in Hermosillo, Mexico.

But in the wake of criticism by President-elect Donald Trump of the U.S. automaker and other companies moving manufacturing jobs...

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