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Ford cancels plan for Mexico plant, expresses “confidence vote” in Trump



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FLAT ROCK, MI – Ford is canceling plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Mexico and instead is investing $700 million in Michigan, the automaker announced on Tuesday.

The company’s CEO Mark Fields told CNN that the move is a "vote of confidence" in President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to create a pro-business environment. Fields emphasized, however, that he did not negotiate any special deal with Trump.

"We didn't cut a deal with Trump,” he said. “We did it for our business.”

"We are today announcing that we are investing $700 M to transform Flat Rock into a new manufacturing & innovation center," Fields said in a press conference at the plant.

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