Ford to add 3,000 jobs at two Mich. plants

Ford Motor Co. plans to add 3,000 jobs at two assembly plants in southeastern Michigan, the automaker said Tuesday.

Ford told state economic development officials that it will invest nearly $1.5 billion in the Michigan Assembly and Dearborn Truck plants for the upcoming Bronco SUV, electrified versions of the F-150 pickup and a modification center that will convert hybrids into autonomous vehicles.

“This would be the first center of its kind for the company and is expected to drive synergies with its existing AV research functions in Dearborn and Detroit,” the Michigan Economic Development Corp., which approved Ford’s requests for about $35.3 million in incentives, said in a memo explaining the projects.