Ford Motor Company will start production of their F-150s at the Dearborn Truck Plant following a fire that occurred earlier in the month. Ford has also repaired the supply chain for Super Duty, production is scheduled to restart Monday at the Kentucky Truck plant as well as the Assembly Plant in Kansas City.
“While the situation remains extremely dynamic, our teams are focused on returning our plants to full production as fast as possible,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, Global Operations. “The rampup time to full production is improving every day.”
Ford along with their suppliers including Walbridge as well as other contractors worked day and night to get their number 1 selling vehicle back on track.
“Faced with unexpected adversity, the Ford team, including our global supply partners, showed unbelievable resiliency, turning a devastating event into a shining example of teamwork,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing. “Thanks to their heroic efforts, we are resuming production of some of our most important vehicles ahead of our original targets.”
Inventories of Ford’s F-Series pickups and other vehicles remain plentiful so customers won’t have any troubles finding the model they want.