Former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe praised Ford Motor Company’s decision to cancel its plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
“I’d like to take a moment to congratulate Ford, its current employees, its future employees, the great state of Michigan, and of course, The United States of America,” Rowe wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday.
Rowe, an outspoken supporter of the American job market who’s appeared in several Ford commercials and used to be a spokesman for the car company, said Ford’s decision “is a big, fat victory for anyone who wants to see America get back to the business of making things.”
Last February, Ford announced plans to double its manufacturing capacity in Mexico. The move was criticized by then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.