Ford has announced that it will invest $350 million in its Livonia Transmission Plant, stating it intends to add a new fuel-efficient transmission to its model lineup. The investment will subsequently create or protect roughly 800 U.S. auto manufacturing jobs. The jobs will be added later this year, with the bulk added in 2018 through 2019. The Livonia Transmission Plant investment is part of Ford’s ongoing plan to bolster its various U.S.-based production facilities. Over the past four months, Ford has invested $2.25 billion in Michigan alone, with $12 billion invested across the U.S. over the past half decade.