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Thursday in Detroit: Ford investing $2B towards SE Michigan plants, creating 3,200 jobs

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Thursday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up.

Only one more day until the weekend — let's finish out this week strong!

Today is Thursday, June 2, let's check out Metro Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Ford investing $2B towards SE Michigan plants, creating 3,200 jobs

In an announcement made by Ford Motor Co., $3.7 billion will be invested and 6,200 union jobs will be created in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri.

Michigan, specifically, will receive $2 billion and 3,200 union jobs.

According to Ford President and CEO Jim Farley, the investments are designed to help boost production of the company's Ford+ plan.

“We’re investing in American jobs and our employees to build a new generation of incredible Ford vehicles and continue our Ford+ transformation,” Farley said. “Transforming our company for the next era of American manufacturing requires new ways of working, and together with UAW leadership, we are leading the way and moving fast to make improvements to benefits for our hourly employees and working conditions for our factory teams.”

Michigan Supreme Court adds Juneteenth as an official court holiday

The Michigan Supreme Court has added Juneteenth to their official list of court holidays specified in court rules.

As Juneteenth is a specific day, courts will now treat the holiday like similar holidays that end up falling on a weekend by making the Friday before or the Monday after the observed date.

Detroit welcomes new Secretary of State office

As announced by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Thursday, a new Michigan Secretary of State office has opened in Detroit's Midtown Neighborhood.

The office, located at 580 E. Warren Ave. at the corner of Warren and St. Antoine, also includes a self-service station.

Office hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays except for Wednesday, when it is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The self-service station will be available 24 hours a day and can print tabs, registration, temporary licenses and IDs.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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