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Ford's Rawsonville Plant To Manufacture Hybrid Batteries

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 4:11am

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is expected to use a parts plant near Ypsilanti to supply hybrid vehicle battery packs.

A letter dated March 30 and posted on the Web site of United Auto Workers union Local 898, which represents employees at Ford's Rawsonville plant, says the facility has been selected to build the components.

The letter is signed by the plant's manager and a union official.

Dearborn-based Ford announced in January that it planned to invest another $450 million and create jobs in Michigan as it further consolidates its electric vehicle program in southeast Michigan.

Ford spokeswoman Jennifer Moore told The Associated Press on Saturday said the company would have more to say later.

The Detroit News reported plans for Rawsonville earlier Saturday.

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