Higgins Issues Statement on Ford Investments, Job Creation

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 6:42 PM EDT

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Higgins Issues Statement on Ford Investments, Job Creation

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 6:42 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- New York Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday released the following statement following the news of a national labor agreement between Ford and the UAW. 

Higgins’ Western New York district includes the Ford Stamping Plant in Woodlawn.

“The agreement between Ford and its autoworkers is great news for our economy and working families across Western New York and all of America.  The company confirms this will mean $136 million in investments in our local facility as Ford makes advances in innovation and technology to remain competitive.  In addition, Ford plans to rehire the 120 workers laid off and create 400 new jobs.  Buffalo’s dedicated workforce is proud to be a partner in these developments.

“The stamping plant in Woodlawn continues to rely on its close proximity to Ford assembly plants in Canada and this agreement will grow that relationship and the need to support the seamless flow of these goods across our borders.”