Ford Motor Co.’s new Duratec 35 engine, set to power a pair of vehicles when production begins in 2005, will feature crankshafts from India, cylinder heads from Mexico and blocks made in Alabama by a company based in Italy. These components come together under the roof of Ford’s engine plant in Lima, OH, thanks to a $335 million investment that furthers the auto maker’s flexible manufacturing agenda and rewards workers who adopted a “modern operating agreement.” The all-aluminum 3.5L ...
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