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Ford to build Fusion in USA for first time ever

GasBuddy Blog -- According to the AP, for the first time, Ford is making its Fusion sedan in the U.S.

The AP says that the company's Flat Rock, Mich., plant near Detroit will start making the Fusion Thursday. Ford hired a second shift of 1,400 new workers to make the Fusion at the plant, which also makes the Mustang sports car.

The plant will be able to produce 350,000 Fusions per year, 30 percent more than Ford makes at its plant in Hermosillo, Mexico.

The Fusion is one of the best-selling cars in the U.S. Sales this year are up 13 percent to 181,668 through July.

The Flat Rock plant was built by Mazda Motor Co. in 1987 and became a joint venture with Ford in 1992. Mazda stopped making vehicles in Flat Rock last...


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nickless
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 1:48:15 AM

Wish them luck.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 4:31:21 PM

They have to make a great product before we start building them here
dfp609
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:44:48 AM

Good news for the American manufacturing sector. Let's hope the unions don't screw it up.
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Remove the mothballs and clear the way.
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 10:08:09 PM

Good deal
baddog58
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 1:07:48 PM

Wish more US companies would follow Ford's lead. I'm tired of buying Hewlett-Packard, etc. and seeing 'Made in China' on the back. I hope I can outlive Jerry Jones so I can see the Dallas Cowboys win again and the same goes for these US companies making China richer and us poorer. Politians aren't helping but they are by far not the sole problem.
Twinnie22
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 3:42:44 AM

Made in the USA, more Jobs, and help for a struggling city all very good news : )
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 12:44:01 AM

Free?
gasmask78
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 12:43:43 AM

...for f
gasmask78
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 12:43:20 AM

Sweet...can I have one?
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 12:28:49 PM

Keep bringing jobs back home.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 8:55:36 AM

Go Union
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:22:41 AM

And maybe we can do something about that ugly grill while we're at it.
gasokie
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:22:07 AM

Well...why not?
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 2:10:03 AM

Good
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 12:30:19 PM

thank you ford.. about time you moved jobs back..
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:18:37 AM

That's good to bring jobs back after shipping to another country!
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 3:35:37 PM

Good news,More jobs. Thanks Ford
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 7:18:09 AM

The fusion Hybrid is a beautiful car but people (many) are stating that it doesn't live up to the gas mileage that Ford is pushing out.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 6:05:39 AM

same to me!
zdriver1995
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 5:45:05 AM

Made it easier to buy Sonata because it was assembled/built in US. Good the factory is adding jobs.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 2:37:58 AM

I would not have known the difference, but a choice between Mexico and the U.S. for car assembly would be a selling point for me.
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 12:52:07 PM

As always, yea Ford and Ford Fusion.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 10:57:11 PM

Good deal.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 5:49:28 AM

Great news!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 8:35:33 PM

Go fomoco
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 3:16:52 PM

awesome!!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 2:04:38 PM

Good for ford, go ford go!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 1:19:57 PM

Really....never knew the Fusion was a foreign car - sorry but with living Canada, Mexico is as foreign as oversees since I doubt many parts are sourced from here ...maybe some from USA but not here!! So even a Kia would be more domestic than the Ford Fusion, until now maybe!!!
Here, the top domestic brands are Hyundai, Toyota, Honda then a big drop to be Chev & Ford with Chryco way back on list. Soon, Kia may pass Chev for domestic non-truck vehicles.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 1:09:53 PM

Good news for the economy - just build it right!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 1:04:11 PM

About time... Still do not like the car.. Maybe they will build it better over here.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 1:03:24 PM

good news.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 1:02:40 PM

Good only if Ford continues to make a profit.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:59:04 PM

They were going to do this yesterday. Didn't they get it done yet?
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:58:33 PM

Great!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:58:25 PM

American Made...
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:56:52 PM

very good
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:55:13 PM

A nice domestic development.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:55:03 PM

Good News
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:53:23 PM

Old article
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:51:44 PM

Wooo-hooo! Ford is coming home and providing American jobs for American workers. It's about freakin' time.
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I don’t care whose name is on the car. If it’s not assembled in America I won’t buy it.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:49:54 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:49:01 PM

We live, work and drive here. Time to ensure that North Americans of all ilks and ages get the benefit of our car companies. Not overseas.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:48:50 PM

good to us
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:48:39 PM

Keep the price down, and employ more Americans - works for me ...
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:46:28 PM

old news
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We have no comment here.
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Old news!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:42:31 PM

Time to bring more manufacturing back to the USA. TOO, much junk made in China.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:42:29 PM

New jobs are always a good thing. American-made is a good thing too! :)
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