Ford Engine Investment Good News for Windsor Workers

November 9, 2010, 1:57 PM EST

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Plans by Ford Motor Company to expand manufacturing capacity to build its 5.0 litre engine at the Essex Engine plant in Windsor, Ontario will result in approximately 100 new jobs for CAW Local 200 members.

The $50 million investment is expected to create additional volume of 95,000 cylinder heads and 75,000 engine blocks for the 5.0 litre engine.

CAW Local 200 President Dan Cassady said this is good news for Local 200 members. "Our goal is to utilize all the floor space in that facility, which translates into additional jobs for our members," Cassady said.

CAW President Ken Lewenza said CAW members and the entire Windsor community have struggled through some very tough times, through no fault of their own, because of the global recession and manufacturing crisis in Canada.

"This investment is a step forward that will create badly needed manufacturing jobs. This is a vote of confidence in CAW Local 200 members who have the skill and experience to build these engine components."   

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