Is Ford Motor Company Going To Build A Factory in West Michigan?
Anytime a major factory comes into an area, that community flourishes. So is the Ford Motor Company going to build a new Factory in West Michigan?
What a Major Factory Can Do For a Community
I grew up in an automotive family and have some understanding of what a major factory can do for a community. I have also seen what happens when a factory leaves a community.
My dad worked and retired from General Motors so I saw firsthand what working at a factory can do for your family. My grandfather and some of my uncles worked for the Ford Motor Company and I saw what it did for their families and their communities.
All Michiganders have witnessed what happens when an automobile factory leaves a community like Detroit, Pontiac, and Flint. It is devastating and sometimes a community can't bounce back from it.
Is Ford Motor Company Going To Build a New Factory in West Michigan?
West Michigan has benefited from automotive factories in the best and there is still a little bit of the industry here but not like it was at one time. Factories going to Canada, Mexico, and overseas have not done the state of Michigan well, take a look a Flint and Detroit in particular.
According to WOOD, the Ford Motor Company is working on a deal in Marshall Township on a nearly 2,000-acre space to build a factory that will make batteries for electric vehicles.
If Marshall gets this factory, this will be great news for its community plus every surrounding community and small businesses in the region. The biggest thing this would bring would be good-paying jobs and this part of the state sure could use it.