What passes for good news in Michigan these days
In an article on Ford's announcement that it is cutting some 44,000 jobs, many in Michigan, Detroit Free Press writer Sarah A. Webster found the silver lining:
While the white-collar cuts will likely hit Michigan especially hard, Ford did not announce plans to close any more plants here.Furthermore, most Michiganders serving in Iraq and Afghanistan were not killed this week!
There was also a bit of good news for the economically challenged state: the Dearborn Truck Plant, the crown jewel of Ford's manufacturing operations, will get a third shift, beginning in 2007, for F-150 production. What's more, the Wixom Assembly Plant will close in 2007 as planned, squashing fears it might be idled sooner as part of the accelerated restructuring.