Ford is resuming production of the F-150 pickup following major fire.
Following a massive fire at the Meridian Magnesium Products facility in Eaton Rapids, Michigan on May 2, Ford is restarting production of the F-150 at Dearborn Truck Plant.
The company has also successfully repaired the supply chain for the Super Duty, with production targeted to restart by Monday at the Kentucky Truck Plant as well as the Kansas City Assembly Plant that also makes F-150 pickups.
“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.
“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 VP 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.”