Raj Nair drives the 1 millionth Ford Mustang at Flat Rock Plant
Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly plant celebrated the production milestone of 1 millionth Mustang earlier this week. Ford Group Vice President of product development, Raj Nair, celebrated this occasion by riding off the line in a Ruby Red 2014 Mustang convertible.
Raj Nair was accompanied by another senior plant employee Ed Salna, who together with all other employees at the plant celebrated this historic moment at the Flat Rock plant.
Ford Mustang is 49 years old and entering its golden jubilee year. In the nearly 5 decades of its existence, ever since the vehicle debuted in 1964 in New York, the Ford Mustang has been a major player and one of the most favored sports cars. Mustang production has crossed the 8.5 million mark.
Flat Rock factory has been producing vehicles since 1987 (Mustang since last nine years). It started with the Mazda MX-6 and was purchased by Ford in 1992 with a 50% share in the plant. From Mazda Motor Manufacturing USA, the plant came to be known as Auto Alliance International and has been noted for its production of Mazda 626, Mazda 6, Mercury Cougar and Ford Probe. Mustang is one of the plants most notable productions while the plant will also take up production of the Ford Fusion sedan later this year. To gear up for added production operations where the Fusion production is concerned, the company will be adding 1400 new jobs along with a second shift between now and 2015.