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Ford to Move All Small-Car Production to Mexico From U.S., Announces CEO

Ford announced Wednesday that it will move its entire small car operation from America to Mexico.Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small car production to Mexico and out of the United States, said Ford CEO Mark Fields, during an investor conference it was hosting in Detroit, Michigan.

Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small car production to Mexico and out of the United States, said Ford CEO Mark Fields, during an investor conference it was hosting in Detroit, Michigan.The move is likely to set off a firestorm during the U.S. presidential race, where blue-collar jobs and relations with Mexico are both highly contentious topics.

The move is likely to set off a firestorm during the U.S. presidential race, where blue-collar jobs and relations with Mexico are both highly contentious topics.

Lower profit margins for small cars are an industry-wide issue and have led to many automakers shifting manufacturing to lower-cost zones. Detroit’s Big Three — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Ford — all currently operate billion-dollar plants in Mexico.

[Source: NBC News LUCY BAYLY]

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