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Ford has broken ground on the $5.6 billion Blue Oval City complex in Tennessee that will build electric trucks and batteries starting in 2025.
You're right about the labor in the area. The state actually had to take the keys away from the baby when they announced the deal. The local town leadership was so backward that the Treasurer of the state of Tennessee had to literally remove them from any duties or responsibilities related to the Blue Oval City. When Ford announced that 6000 high paying jobs were coming some nitwits actually opposed the deal which prompted my response that there aren't 6 high paying jobs there currently. Ford is building a vocational tech center similar to a community college, so they'll get Bubba up to speed. I live in Memphis and am very thankful as it's a huge boost to the economy and infrastructure of the west Tennessee area If you ever went through an assembly plant in the 50'-60's (and even to this day), the workers were mostly from down south (places like Memphis) who migrated up north. The Detroit suburbs are (were) filled with skilled tradesmen that made more money than doctors and lawyers.Will be interesting to see how automated this plant is. The labor market in that area is not the richest, so they'll either struggle to get good work, ship them in, or make it run lights-out.