Ky. Ford Plant Gets A Boost

Ford Motor Company says it will invest more money in its Louisville plants.

Governor Beshear unveiled a new incentive plan by the company on Thursday that will set aside an 200 million dollars for the plants.

The money will go toward re-tooling the Kentucky truck plant to allow the plant to produce the Navigator and Expedition, starting next spring.

It will also help the assembly plant there get ready to produce a new, fuel-efficient car for the U.S. market by 2011.

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  • by FORDOWNER Location: NOTAREP/DEM on Oct 30, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    Wow. Weird that this plant and one of it's displaced employees were referenced in the Obama ad last night. A little bit too coincidental. I can hear the reasoning behind this 'new' incentive plan. "If Obama is talking about this plant then that will make it's plight more popular which in turn if we help keep our own plant from forever shutting it's gates this will then make the Ford Corp and sells brighter". Nice job but now that one company is taking advantage of this, the bandwagon is going to have to install more seats. Unveiled by a democratic governor on the eve of an important election led by a democratic candiate for President who happens to reference this ailing factory (in a large metro area) in a state known for voting republican in the Electoral Colleges. Okay? I can't call that coincidental. Don't get me wrong, I like the fact these people may keep their jobs and buying American products wouldn't hurt but it seems to be a veiled attempt at securing votes.


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