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  1. Footballfan

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    https://fordauthority.com/2020/06/sources-say-ford-mustang-sedan-apparently-on-the-table/
  2. Footballfan

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    The new Chrysler plant has a capacity of 250,000 from what I understand.
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    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    Look at GM Hamtramck. A year ago it was a goner now it has a $2.2 Billion expansion going on.
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    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    They added a paint building to the two engine plants they had there.
  5. Footballfan

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    Usually plants are closed in response to declining market share. Unfortunately, when a plant in the US and Canada closes, it rarely gets reopened. Any increase in production usually comes from Mexico and other low-wage countries.
  6. Footballfan

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    Or SE Michigan for that matter.
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    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    I don't think FRAP is going anywhere. I have been hearing rumors of that plant closing for 20 years. I think management puts those rumors out there like they are doing with OAP now. Per the 2019 Contract: "Job Security: A moratorium on outsourcing. A moratorium on any plant closures except for Romeo Engine. In the case of Romeo all jobs to be protected and transferred to nearby Van Dyke Transmission. An assistance package for retirement-eligible Romeo employees. A commitment to a Flat Rock viability strategy for new product. A commitment to Buffalo Stamping and securing future opportunities to the plant". "Flat Rock Assembly Plant $250 million investment • All new Mustang, including derivatives • Lincoln Continental will continue through its product lifecycle" "Flat Rock Assembly (FRAP) Viability Strategy Your negotiators secured language to jointly continue the viability of Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The Company has reaffirmed their commitment to FRAP, including making significant investments in the Mustang program and continuing to explore future opportunities during the life of this agreement. Admin. Letter 26U" If anything, I see FRAP being to Ford like Bowing Green is to Corvette. I do not think the Mustang will ever leave SE Michigan, let alone the country.
  8. Footballfan

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    Chicago is at capacity. If anything, Ford would be looking for an overflow plant for its product. It would cost a lot to convert Louisville to make RWD cars off of a different platform.
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    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    Over at FCA, the Wrangler took off and it had zero effect on Challenger. I do not know about the cross shopping at Ford or GM.
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    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    I think FRAP would be a good fit for the Fusion Active and/or a Mustang sedan.
  11. Footballfan

    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    The old Michigan Casting Center is a separate building as is the assembly plant. The assembly plant was built to the west of it. The casting plant was used for various functions over the years to support the assembly plant.
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    Ford Q2 2020 financials

    It doesn't help that ford cancelled a new paint shop for FRAP in as many years. Im surprised the UAW did not hold Ford to it in last year's contract.
  13. I know they float plant closings as a way to gain leverage. IMHO, FRAP was never in jeopardy unless they wanted to drop the Mustang altogether.
  14. Remember FRAP is the only Ford plant in their system that builds FWD and RWD cars on the same line.
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