Ford Motor Co. quietly is pursuing opportunities to keep open its assembly plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico, having successfully negotiated a deal to save one U.S. plant, while consolidating two others. Sources in Mexico tell Ward's that Ford has made a commitment to maintain, until 2008, its operations in Cuautitlan, where the auto maker builds Ford F-Series trucks and a pair of Ford subcompact cars – the Fiesta and Ikon. The development of Cuautitlan’s local supply base was key to the ...

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