New tax incentives from Ohio will allow Ford Motor Co. to retain jobs for 2,000 workers at its Avon Lake, OH, assembly plant. The tax-break deal calls for Ford to rehire 850 workers who were laid off when production of the Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest minivans ended at Avon Lake in June. Ford also will retain jobs for 1,200 workers building the Econoline van at the plant. The rehires will be needed to build the Escape cross/utility vehicle after Ford completes a $75 million ...
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