Ford Motor Co.'s Dearborn, MI, Rouge manufacturing complex last week finished machining a 2,000 lb. stainless steel sailboat keel that will be shipped to New Zealand and used by AmericaOne in its quest for the 2000 America's Cup, the world championship of sailboat racing. The keel was whittled down from 6,000 lbs. by an advanced milling tool. The around-the-clock process began when the keel arrived at the plant in early September. Ford is the first automaker to participate in the making of ...

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