DEARBORN – In 2001, when Ford Motor Co. was looking to increase capacity at one of its hardest-working assembly plants – Kentucky Truck (KTP) in Louisville – the auto maker called on its top paint expert to see what could be done about one of the facility’s most glaring inefficiencies. Ford builds about 42,000 2-tone trucks in Kentucky annually. “We were running out of capacity for two-tone trucks at Kentucky,” Jacob Braslaw, technical leader-materials research and advanced ...

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