Last month, Ford announced that they were canceling a plan to build a $1.6 billion factory in San Luis Potosi, earning praise from the US President.
“Thank you to Ford for scrapping a new plant in Mexico and creating 700 new jobs in the US This is just the beginning — much more to follow,” Trump tweeted at the time, referring to plans announced by Ford for jobs and a massive investment at a Michigan plant that would build electric and self-driving cars.
The expansion of the two plants will cost $2.5 billion, according to the president and CEO of Ford Mexico, Gabriel Lopez, and will provide 3,800 jobs in the nation once the facilities are fully functioning.
Days after Trump’s inauguration, Ford CEO Mark Fields was invited to the White House — twice — and received praise from the president.
"Mark was so nice with the plant coming back, I wanted to sit next to him," Trump said at the first meeting.
Trump has threatened companies with a 35 percent border tariff for producing goods outside of the United States.