Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan facilities for Bronco, other vehicles

Posted at 10:00 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 17:13:58-04

Ford Motor Company announced today that it plans on investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities.

The money will used to enhance the Michigan Assembly Plant, Ford Romeo Engine Plant and help construct the company's new advanced data center.

Here's the breakdown, according to Ford:

At the Michigan Assembly Plant, $850 million will be used to retool the plant as new builds of the Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco begin in the next couple of years.

For the Romeo Engine Plant, about $150 million will be used to add tooling and expand the facility's capacity to build engine components for several vehicles including the Ranger and Bronco. The investment will reportedly create or retain 130 jobs at the plant.

Ford says $200 million will also be used to build the second of two advanced data centers in Michigan. The center will reportedly help handle the company's data storage needs as mobility services grow. 

That data center will be located at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant which is receiving a $700 million investment from the company, a move that was announced earlier this year. 

Ford says the company has made $1.9 billion worth of investments in Michigan this year.

On Tuesday morning, President Trump tweeted that a major announcement was coming.