Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio
Yep, I read about that this afternoon and was talking to one of the workers at the plant about it this afternoon. He's been a welds inspector for 28 years and he doubts his position will be kept once they make the switch. They're going from 150,000 units a year to probably 15-20,000 units per year.
Sure, they're investing in the plant, but they're working their way towards shutting it down.
On a side note, he made a comment about why Ford shut down the Lorain plant. Apparently the city of Lorain at the time decided to nix all the tax breaks on the plant, so Ford decided to pull the plug completely. While I doubt this was the sole reason, I bet it sure had a big part to play in their decision...
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