Buy a Honda or a Toyota in this part of the country and it's easy to be a target for some pretty harsh criticism for not buying American. And this happpens even if your car is made just down the road in Indiana.
Now take Ford and it's new Fusion model which is so popular that dealers have a hard time keeping them in stock. The Detroit News writes about the car in today's edition where about halfway down in the story it reveals that most of the Fusions are made in Mexico.
Why wouldn't Ford make them all here? The company has to have the manufacturing capacity. The UAW and other unions seem to be completely silent on this. Why? I don't get it. Can anybody help me understand?
This is from today's Detroit News:
“Clearly, it's a matter of getting more stock out to those regions of the country and that's what we plan to do in the fall when we get Flat Rock on line,” he said.
The Hermosillo plant can produce about 300,000 Fusions annually; the new Flat Rock shift will be able to make another 100,000, or more than 8,000 per month.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130614/AUTO0102/306140029#ixzz2WBrhh0bH