Ford needs to hire 1.200 workers at its Flat Rock Assembly

Posted on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 , 13:09:34 byIulia

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Ford needs to hire 1.200 workers at its Flat Rock Assembly


American carmaker Ford will be able to hire 1.200 people next year for its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, the new home for the 2013 Ford Fusion sedan, but also for the Mustang. This expansion symbolizes growth that came after the One Ford plan. The research the carmaker is conducting will never stop they will try to investigate everything, starting with the people, plants and products, being able of delivering the most fuel-efficient, fun-to-drive vehicles, so that people can find anything they want in the Ford cars. The Fusion is also included here. This assembly plant was known as the AutoAlliance International, but now Ford is the only one in control. Actually, the plant is owned by a joint venture that is split 50/50 between Mazda and Ford. Once the Mazda6 production process finished, the plant will continue with the Mustang, and only next year will add the Ford Fusion. The Flat Rock Assembly will be the North American producer of Fusion and 2.900 workers will find jobs here. For the extra 1.200 hired for the Fusion, the carmaker had to invest $ 555 million in new, fully flexible body shop capable of developing multiple vehicles. Analysts say that Ford will be capable of producing 25% more derivatives by 2015 per plant in comparison with 2011. The paint shop will be upgraded with an environmentally friendly 3-Wet paint process. This will actually be available in more than 15 assembly plants all around the globe. This allows workers to apply three layers of paint one after another while still wet. As a result, thanks to less manual intervention the quality of the product created is higher, the process is cheaper and it pollutes less. The 2013 Ford Fusion will be available for sale starting this fall, and customers will receive the opportunity to choose between different power trains. autoblog