WAYNE, Mich. – Michigan Assembly Plant Stamping’s newest facility addition - Line 5 - is in the final stages of construction and will soon begin testing parts.
Line 5 is comprised of three used presses – all of which were refurbished to save money – and will produce parts for the Ford Focus and Fusion. A second new line adjacent to Line 5 is expected to be completed in August, 2013.
“The two new lines represent an investment of about $60 million, which will bring work into the facility that previously was being done by suppliers,” said Mike Duffy, manager, MAP Stamping.
The investment will allow MAP Stamping to grow from four to six press lines. The facility supplies stampings and/or sub-assemblies to Ford plants in Thailand, Germany and Russia as well as Kentucky Truck, Louisville Assembly and Michigan Assembly.
Line 5 Construction Facts:
- Soil shipped offsite from excavated hole: 17,160 tons
- Concrete poured: 5,412 cubic yards
- Steel erected: 500 tons
- Sand used: 781 tons*
- Crushed concrete used: 3,109 tons*
- Suppliers involved: 25
(*used for backfill )
To prepare for MAP Stamping’s Line 5, more than 17,000 tons of soil were removed from the construction site.