Ford US Plants Currently Working at 114% Capacity
Jim Tetreault, Ford Vice President of North American manufacturing, said: “Our manufacturing costs have gone down this year. Two things are driving that, capacity utilization and entry-level workers. No question, those two things have lowered our costs.” This year alone, they have even hired some 5,200 workers throughout their plants, to keep up with demand, 4,800 of which are entry-level workers, which receive $16 per hour, which is roughly half of what veterans are getting.
Also, with no sign of anything bad coming their way, they will be adding an additional shift at their Flat Rock, Michigan factory, next year, which means that they will be hiring an additional 1,200 extra workers.