DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. will begin putting pilot vehicles through its “paint shop of the future” in January. By December, Ford expects to finish retooling its assembly plant in Avon Lake, OH, lone site of Econoline van production, to accommodate a new “wet-on-wet-on-wet” paint process. The auto maker expects the innovation to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by 10%, and carbon dioxide emissions by 20%. Projections also call for cost-savings of $7 to $11 per vehicle. A ...

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