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Nov 18, 2016, 09:05 AM
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TRUMP EFFECT: Trump Says Ford Called to Say It's Keeping SUV Plant in Kentucky


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Trump Says Ford Called to Say It's Keeping SUV Plant in Kentucky


President-elect Donald Trump said Ford Motor Co. will be keeping a Lincoln plant in the U.S. instead of moving it to Mexico.

“Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky -- no Mexico,” Trump wrote in posting on Twitter.

Ford builds the Lincoln MKC small sport-utility vehicle at its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky alongside the Ford Escape SUV. Ford has never said it was considering moving MKC production to Mexico, where it builds the Lincoln MKZ sedan at its factory in Hermosillo.

Trump has criticized Ford for planning to move all its North American small-car production to Mexico, where wages are 80 percent lower than in the U.S. During the campaign, he threatened to slap Ford’s Mexican-built cars with a 35 percent tariff. He also said he would terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which lets goods flow between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada without tariffs.

Ford confirmed late Thursday it has told Trump its Lincoln SUV made at the Louisville assembly plant will stay in Kentucky.

“We are encouraged that President-elect Trump and the new Congress will pursue policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the U.S.,” the automaker said in an e-mailed statement.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...nt-in-kentucky
Nov 18, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Obama will take credit because it was on his watch.
Nov 18, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Let's send Obama home and let Trump take office today. He's dome more good in a week than O did in eight years.
Nov 18, 2016, 09:13 AM
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Obama will take credit because it was on his watch.


Note that Ford called the Donald.
Nov 18, 2016, 09:24 AM
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Ford has never said it was considering moving MKC production to Mexico

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...nt-in-kentucky
You don't even read your own links. Or, maybe you do ...
Nov 18, 2016, 09:25 AM
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Remember all the "outlandish" campaign promises?

re-negotiate NAFTA (Canada & Mexico have announced a willingness to re-negotiate)
get Apple to produce products in America (Foxconn is looking for US sites)
bring back manufacturing to America (Ford will keep the plant in Kentucky)
heal our economy (the DOW is setting records)

The man isn't even President yet - he's only been President-Elect for a week a major changes are already taking place.
Nov 18, 2016, 09:30 AM
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traceyl EFFECT:



You don't even read your own links. Or, maybe you do ...
There isn't any need or incentive to move production of SUV's or pickup trucks to Mexico. The margins on those vehicles is huge.

The reason Ford moved it's small car manufacturing to Mexico is because the margins are much smaller and labor is cheaper there. It allows Ford to sell it's small cars for less money. Who benefits from that?

Also note, Ford didn't lay off any workers moving that manufacturing. Those folks went over to the SUV and Truck lines.

Gas is cheap. American will buy up SUV's and Trucks like mad. That is until gas goes back up.
Nov 18, 2016, 09:33 AM
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The conditions that force business out of the country, are what need to be addressed.
Nov 18, 2016, 10:38 AM
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The conditions that force business out of the country, are what need to be addressed.
Isn't that what Trump promised to do?
Nov 18, 2016, 10:44 AM
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Trump had nothing to do with it. It was announced months ago.
But we do love the conservative double standards .
And we expect nothing less from the OP.
Nov 18, 2016, 10:47 AM
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Ford wasn't leaving to begin with. This is yet another false story meant to be consumed by his base.

In Tracey's case it worked perfectly.
Nov 18, 2016, 10:52 AM
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There isn't any need or incentive to move production of SUV's or pickup trucks to Mexico. The margins on those vehicles is huge.

The reason Ford moved it's small car manufacturing to Mexico is because the margins are much smaller and labor is cheaper there. It allows Ford to sell it's small cars for less money. Who benefits from that?

Also note, Ford didn't lay off any workers moving that manufacturing. Those folks went over to the SUV and Truck lines.

Gas is cheap. American will buy up SUV's and Trucks like mad. That is until gas goes back up.
The margins are huge because there is still a healthy tariff on trucks and SUVs coming into the US.
Nov 18, 2016, 11:00 AM
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Trump had nothing to do with it. It was announced months ago.
But we do love the conservative double standards .
And we expect nothing less from the OP.
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Ford wasn't leaving to begin with. This is yet another false story meant to be consumed by his base.

In Tracey's case it worked perfectly.
I tried a gentler, safer delivery and it seems some didn't get it. Thanks for pulling out the sledge-o-matics you commie libs.
Nov 18, 2016, 11:16 AM
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The margins are huge because there is still a healthy tariff on trucks and SUVs coming into the US.
Um, trucks and suv's are made in the U.S.. With the exception of course of some foreign brands.
Nov 18, 2016, 11:20 AM
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Trump had nothing to do with it. It was announced months ago.
But we do love the conservative double standards .
And we expect nothing less from the OP.
I searched and searched for any link proving you right. No luck. Link?


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