Michigan Assembly Plant
Michigan Assembly Plant, formerly known as Michigan Truck Plant, is a Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan. The plant employs 1,200 (September 2008), comprises three main buildings with 2,900,000 sq ft (270,000 m2) of factory floor space and is located adjacent to Wayne Stamping & Assembly. The plant began manufacturing the third generation, North American Ford Focus on December 14, 2010.
In August 2008, the company said it would invest US$75 million to convert the plant to third generation Ford Focus production, after moving tooling for the Expedition and Navigator to Kentucky Truck Assembly. In the last week of November 2008, truck production ended.
By late 2010, Ford had completed what had become a $550 million renovation, enabling the plant to change production between various models without significant downtime and to produce gas-powered cars as well as battery electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations. The renovation also included a 500-kilowatt solar panel system and ten electric vehicle charging stations for recharging electric part-transport trucks running between adjacent facilities.
- Ford Focus (Sedan, Hatchback, ST, and Electric version) (2010-Present)
- Ford C-Max (hybrid & plug-in hybrid versions) (2012-Present)
- Ford Expedition & Expedition EL/Max (January 1996–2009)
- Lincoln Navigator & Navigator L (January 1997–2009)
- First Ford facility to incorporate the 3-Crew concept.
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- "Ford’s Michigan plant ready to build electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars". Autoviva, 16 December, 2010.
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