About Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant
Two heads are better than one at AutoAlliance International (AAI). A 50/50 joint venture between Ford Motor and Mazda, the company is a contract manufacturer of the Mazda6 and Ford Mustang. AutoAlliance's history traces back to 1984 when Mazda built a plant in Michigan to make the Mazda MX-6 and called the new company Mazda Motor Manufacturing (USA) Corporation (MMUC). In 1992 MMUC teamed up with Ford and the name of the company took its present form. In addition to its current model lineup, AutoAlliance International produces the Mazda 626 and Mustang GT500. Ford and Mazda are considering (in 2011) the dissolution of AAI due to low capacity and sluggish sales.