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Ford to invest over $850 million in Flat Rock Assembly Plant

(Photo/Ford Motor Co.)

Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published March 20, 2019 — 4 p.m. EST

Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it is investing $900 million in its southeast Michigan manufacturing footprint with a plan to add 900 new jobs through 2023.

This includes a plan to expand production at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, which includes next-generation fully electric vehicle production, and a target to invest more than $850 million through 2023.

A second shift will be added to the Flat Rock plant to boost production.

Southeast Michigan workers will make Ford’s first autonomous vehicles starting in 2021, according to the auto company.

Ford says it plans to invest in an autonomous vehicle center where employees will install the vehicles’ self-driving technology and unique interiors.

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri said the announcement is great news for southeast Michigan and the Downriver area.

“Ford’s investment not only in next-generation vehicle technology but in good-paying union jobs in our Downriver community for years to come is great news. Especially following January’s announcement to cut a shift at Flat Rock Assembly, the news that this plant will be the primary center for battery electric vehicle production in the country is a huge step in the right direction. This renewed investment in our community represents an important opportunity for Downriver families and for the future of our region, and I look forward to seeing the good it will do for our local economy,” Camilleri said.

Read Ford’s full announcement here

UAW President Rory Gamble said in a statement that Ford’s investment represents a step forward for the auto industry that will greatly benefit the region.

“Ford’s $900 million in investments, most of which is in the Flat Rock facility, sets up the downriver Detroit facility to be the center of electric vehicles for years to come. As we transition to new technology and future products, Flat Rock through this investment, is well positioned to be a world leader for decades to come in auto industry technology and production,” Gamble said.


PoeFolks Diner closes its doors for business

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

PoeFolks Diner, which initially opened at the end of May and was located in downtown New Boston, has closed its door for business.

Owner John Poe released a statement to The Huron Hub on Sunday.

“It isn’t because of business, it was another matter,” Poe  said.

“We just want to leave a general statement saying thank you to everybody that came out and tried the food. We tried to give the best flavor for the price that we could. Unfortunately there were matters beyond our control that brought about the closing,” he explained.

Throughout recent years, multiple restaurants have opened for business in the downtown location, but none seem to be able to stay in business.


PoeFolks Family Diner celebrates grand opening in New Boston

John Poe (left), owner of PoeFolks Family Diner celebrated the grand opening of his new location in downtown New Boston on June 1. State Rep. Darrin Camilleri joined Poe in cutting the ribbon during a ceremony outside of the restaurant. (Photos courtesy of Darrin Camilleri and John Poe)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

After a successful soft opening, PoeFolks Family Diner in downtown New Boston celebrated their grand opening on June 1.

Related: PoeFolks Family Diner opens for business in New Boston

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Twp.) joined owner John Poe and family during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the restaurant.

The restaurant is located at 37005 Huron River Drive and is open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Check out a full menu and follow updates by visiting their Facebook page here.

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PoeFolks Family Diner opens for business in New Boston

PoeFolks Family Diner opened at 37005 Huron River Drive in downtown New Boston Saturday morning. Owner John Poe remodeled the diner, which will offer daily specials and southern recipes, along with a regular menu. Photos courtesy of PoeFolks Family Diner.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Huron Township residents have a new eatery to visit the next time they’re hungry.

PoeFolks Family Diner opened for business Saturday morning at 37005 Huron River Drive in downtown New Boston.

They are open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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The new restaurant will offer a regular menu with a mix of southern recipes, as well as daily specials that include stuffed cabbage, chicken paprikas, breaded pork-chops, and meatloaf.

Owner John Poe lives in Huron Township and operated a barbecue catering business before opening the brick and mortar location.

Check out their full menu by visiting their Facebook page here.

For more information, call the restaurant at 734-606-0456 or visit their website here.

PoeFolks Family Diner to open in downtown New Boston

Image courtesy of PoeFolks Family Diner on Facebook.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

A new restaurant will be opening in the near future in downtown New Boston.

PoeFolks Family Diner announced on their Facebook page Thursday afternoon that they plan to open in the location that was formerly occupied by Trixie’s Diner.

Trixie’s Diner closed abruptly in January and the building has been vacant ever since.

The Facebook page says the diner will be owned by local residents and they plan to serve breakfast and lunch, with plans to possibly be open for dinner on weekends.

Here is the Facebook post:

The owner’s of the diner announced on Facebook Thursday that they will open in the near future.

Check back with The Huron Hub for an update to this article


YWCA Huron is looking for a part-time caregiver for before, after school programs

YWCA Huron Kids Zone is looking for a motivated individual to join their staff as a before and after school caregiver.

Candidates should have experience working with children and must pass state and federal background checks.

To apply or for more info, contact Nancy Anger at 734-782-2442 ext. 616 or

For more info about the YWCA metro Detroit, visit

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