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Ford’s Plant to Use Flexible Manufacturing for New Engine

Ford of Canada's largest engine plants in Windsor, Ont., soon will begin full-scale production of a new 5.4-litre Triton V-8 engine that will power the next-generation 2004 Ford F-150 pickup introduce...


April 1, 2003
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Ford of Canada’s largest engine plants in Windsor, Ont., soon will begin full-scale production of a new 5.4-litre Triton V-8 engine that will power the next-generation 2004 Ford F-150 pickup introduced in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich.

The milestone will mark the culmination of a massive, three-year expansion program and investment of nearly $770 million.

“Windsor is the largest centre of engine production in Ford’s global operations,” said Chris Bolen, plant manager at Ford’s Windsor Engine Plant.

“The installation of flexible manufacturing at Windsor Engine Plant is the first in what will be a global rollout of new and innovative manufacturing techniques at Ford engine facilities throughout the world,” said Graham Harris, Ford of Canada’s launch manager for the new engine.