Ford Motors ‘encouraged’ by Trump to keep jobs in US

Ford Motor Company has confirmed President-elect Trump’s Thursday night statement that he worked with the company to keep them from outsourcing jobs in Kentucky to a new plant in Mexico. Today, we confirmed with the President-elect that our small Lincoln utility vehicle 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 United States, Ford said in a statement. Ford staying put may rank as Trump’s first win in a campaign that focused heavily boosting the economy and bringing back America’s manufacturing-related jobs. Trump tweeted Thursday night that he recently received a call from the Ford Motor Company Chairman Bill Ford, who told him the company has decided not to outsource its building of Lincoln Navigators from Kentucky to Mexico. Trump credited conversations with Ford as the reason the mega-car company has chosen to keep the plants in the Bluegrass State.

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