CHICAGO – The United Auto Workers union is in discussions to organize suppliers that will occupy Ford Motor Co.’s first integrated manufacturing campus in the U.S., a senior union official confirms. The $250 million complex, which will occupy 155 acres (63 ha) and employ up to 1,000 people, will service Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant when it introduces two all-new vehicles – the Ford CrossTrainer SUV and Ford Five Hundred fullsize sedan – in 2004. Nine suppliers have inked 9-year leases ...
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