In our last post we explained the reasonings behind the F-150 plant shutdown, and were unsure of how long such a shutdown would last. Today we’re happy to report production of America’s best selling vehicle will be starting back up, and Ford’s process of doing so is nothing short of amazing.
Today the Detroit Free Press reported that Ford had machinery and die moved from Meridian’s factory in Michigan to another factory equipped to handle magnesium processing located in England. An entire ocean away. Ford was able to get the machinery moved with this:
The Antonov An-124 is a Ukranian-built cargo plane, one of the largest in the world. Ford leased this plane to get over 87 tons of machinery transported halfway around the world with the goal of getting the supplies crucial to building their trucks. The factory in England has been up and running and is now producing the parts Ford needs, which are being flown daily from England to Michigan on leased Boeing 747 cargo planes.
Nothing stops the F-150! We have 40 examples in stock with several more on the way. Come see what this beast is all about today!