Ford Motor Company will scrap plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, after coming under criticism by President-elect Donald Trump for shifting small-car production south of the border.
Mark Fields, Ford’s chief executive officer, announced the plan today at a press conference at the automaker’s factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, south of Detroit. The second largest U.S. automaker builds the Mustang sports car and Lincoln Continental sedan from its Flat Rock plant, which employs more than 3,700 workers. Ford idled the factory for a week in October due to declining Mustang sales, which fell 13 percent in the first 11 months of 2016. >> continue reading <<