Bill Ford says new F-150 marks the start of company’s future. NORFOLK, VA – Exhorting workers after the first next-generation F-150 pickup rolls off the line at Ford Motor Co.’s Norfolk Assembly Plant, Chairman and CEO Bill Ford Jr. declares: “Our future begins here and it begins now.” With United Auto Workers executive Gerald Bantam in the passenger seat, Bill Ford drove Job 1 of the ’04 truck, a red Lariat model, into an annex filled with employees, dignitaries and news media. ...

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