September 14, 2011

Ford Plant Hires Dozens of Robots, Few Humans

Robot Snob does so appreciate the metallic men but when we know that so many humans are still without work, including in the car assembly field, we somehow cannot fully embrace the "dozens" of robots employed used in the renovated Louisville, Kentucky Assembly Plant that is producing Ford Escapes.

The plant reopens in November. They added 1,800 workers because of the complexity of the vehicles. But almost 17,000 showed up to submit an application and grab a chance at getting into a lottery that was used to help narrow down the amount. Governor Steve Beshear is all for the change as he believes "advanced manufacturing is the wave of the future. We can either get on board and make it work to our advantage or we can be victims."

Via USA Today

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 14, 2011 11:38 AM
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