Ford to resume F-150 production after supply plant fire

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In this photo made on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, a row of 2015 Ford F-150 pickup trucks are parked on the sales lot at Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. Two auto sales forecasting companies say Americans will buy more cars and trucks in December 2015 than any other month in more than a decade. […]

Ford is resuming production of its F-150 pickup following a fire at a plant where parts for the vehicle are made.

The automaker said on Wednesday that work will restart Friday at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. Production of Ford’s Super Duty at its Louisville, Kentucky, truck plant and the F-150 at its Kansas City, Missouri, assembly plant are targeted to resume by Monday.

A May 2 fire severely damaged the main plant at the Meridian Magnesium Products of America factory in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, near Lansing. The plant makes structural parts with about one-third going to Ford.

Dearborn-based Ford put together a team that refurbished and relocated tooling needed to make parts for the vehicles. The Eaton Rapids plant is producing truck parts again.

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