What plants get the products?
As hourly workers at Ford Motor Co. begin this week voting on whether to ratify the tentative agreement, the only thing they know for sure is that all of the plants have been assigned future product.
This is a top priority for auto workers who don’t want to remain stuck in a factory with an uncertain future.
In its initial deal with the UAW, Ford proposed $8.1 billion in investments in factories by the end of the 2023 agreement. Here’s where the investments should go:
- Chicago Association Plant in Illinois: $400 million to continue building the Ford Explorer, including a hybrid electric vehicle and a police interceptor. The Lincoln Aviator will continue to be produced throughout the product’s life cycle.
- Dearborn truck Plante/Rouge Electric Vehicle Center (REVC): $900 million to continue building the F-150, including a hybrid electric vehicle and a Raptor. The all-electric F-150 Lightning will last throughout the product’s life cycle. An all-new EV truck will be added.
- Flat Rock Association Factory: $50 million to continue building Mustangs. Pending approval of the program, a new product will be added.
- Kansas City Association Plant in Claycomo, Missouri: $1 billion to continue building the F-150, including the hybrid electric plane and the Police Interceptor. Transit will continue. The Transit EV will last throughout the planned product life cycle.
- Kentucky truck Plant in Louisville: $750 million to continue building the Super Duty, the Expedition including the hybrid, and the Lincoln Navigator including the electric hybrid.
- Louisville Association In Kentucky: $1.2 billion to continue building the Escape through its planned product life cycle and the Lincoln Corsair through its planned product life cycle. New EV product will be added.
- Michigan Association Plant in Wayne including stamping, assembly and integrated body stamping unit: $250 million to continue building the Ranger, Ranger Raptor, Bronco and Bronco Raptor. A third production crew will be added. The stampings will continue on the Mustang, Bronco, Bronco Raptor, Ranger, Ranger Raptor, F-150, Expedition, Navigator and Super Duty. The Escape and Corsair will continue to be sealed throughout their planned life cycle.
- Ohio Assembly Plant in Sheffield: $2.1 billion to continue building the Super Duty, F-650, F-750, stripped-body and E-Series pickup trucks. A new EV truck will be added.
- Dearborn drive Plant: $20 million to continue building the Duratec engine and 5.2-liter SC engine. An all-new EV battery pack is scheduled to be launched.
- Cleveland engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio: $100 million to continue manufacturing Duratec and Cyclone engines.
- Lima engine Plant in Ohio: $90 million to continue manufacturing Cyclone and Nano engines.
- Woodhaven forgery: $3 million to continue the existing engine family forgings. A forged steel crankshaft will be added to the 7.3L engine program.
Transmission and drive line
- Livonia Transfer: $120 million to continue building the 10R transmission, 8FM transmission, and 6R transmission through the planned product life cycle. Existing gears will continue.
- Sharonville Transfer In Cincinnati, Ohio: $160 million to continue existing 10R transmissions and gear families. The 6R transmission will continue through the planned product life cycle.
- Van Dyke Electric Power Generation Center In Sterling Heights: $230 million to continue the existing electric power unit, 8F57 transmission, HF55, 6F and HF45 transmissions through their planned life cycles. A new EV power module will be added.
- Rawsonville components In Ypsilanti: $200 million to continue the GEN IV battery and add additional capacity, continue the BEV H and BEV G batteries through their planned life cycles, and add an all-new hybrid battery. The AIS, carbon packs, sequencer and 10R oil pump, coil on plug and 6R oil pump will last through their planned life cycles.
- Sterling axis: $130 million to continue production of axles for the F-150, Super Duty, Mustang, Expedition, Navigator, Explorer and Transit aircraft. The Lincoln Aviator axle continues to be produced throughout the product’s life cycle.
- Buffalo seal In New York: $80 million to continue sealing for Super Duty, Expedition, Navigator, E-Series and F-Series medium-duty trucks. Continue to seal the Edge and Lincoln Nautilus through their planned product life cycles. Add stamp for a brand new electric car.
- Chicago seal: $30 million to continue stamping for Explorer, Transit, and Super Duty. The Aviator continued to be stamped during its planned life cycle.
- Dearborn seal: $150 million (jointly with the factory below) to continue stamping on the F-150, Expedition, Navigator, Bronco and Super Duty. The Lightning Seal will last through its planned life cycle. All new electric cars are stamped at REVC.
- Dearborn Diversified Manufacturing: $150 million (jointly with the above plant) to continue hydroforming the F-150, Expedition, Navigator, Bronco and Super Duty. Front wheel end assembly for axle, shock and tire for F-150. Edge tires and wheels will continue to be used throughout their planned life cycle.
- Woodhaven seal: $150 million to continue stamping Explorer, Bronco and Mustang parts and service parts. A stamp will be added for a new electric car. Stamping and hot metal forming operations for the Escape, Corsair and Aviator will continue during their planned life cycles. The seals and hot metal forging of the Explorer will continue.
The UAW also negotiated the right to strike over a plant closing or sale.
Where GM stands regarding product commitments
A UAW spokesperson told the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday that the GM list has not yet been released.
Where Stellantis stands is on product commitments
A UAW spokesperson told the Free Press that the full roster of Stellantis has not yet been released. However, the tentative agreement includes reopening the Belvidere assembly plant in Illinois with a new vehicle and adding more than 1,000 jobs at the electric vehicle battery facility.
All three automakers are awaiting ratification of the proposed UAW contracts. Ford employees begin voting this week.
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