Ford Motor Co. will put $1 billion into products and plants in the Asia/Pacific market over the next several years, President Jim Padilla says. The move will further enhance the auto maker’s presence in the region, where it has invested $2 billion since 2000. Padilla says Thailand is a key production hub for its 1-ton pickups, as the Ford-Mazda Motor Corp. AutoAlliance Thailand Ltd. joint venture forges ahead with a facility upgrade and expansion that will see capacity reach 200,000 ...

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