The first 2015 Mustangs are rolling off the Flat Rock assembly line
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
While the Flat Rock Assembly Plant has produced cars since 1987, today it started another chapter in the storied history of the Ford Mustang. To this point, over 9.2 million Mustangs have been built, and now that number started growing, as the first Mustang available all over the world started rolling off the assembly line.
â€œMustang is and will continue to be an automotive icon,â€ Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, said. â€œExpanding its availability globally affords our customers around the world the opportunity to have a true firsthand Mustang experienceâ€”one unlike any other.â€
To gear up for worldwide production, Ford reportedly invested over $550 million into the plant to prep the facility and support over 3,000 workers. Together the facility and crew not only create the new Mustang, but the Ford Fusion as well.
â€œWhat an honor it is for the hardworking and dedicated UAW Local 3000 workers of Flat Rock Assembly Plant to build the next-generation Mustang,â€ UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles said. â€œI donâ€™t think there is any place in the world where this vehicle is not known. To build it right here in Michigan is something to be proud of.â€
And, thanks to the efforts of these workers, we are one step closer to finally enjoying the 2015 Mustang!