Ford Motor Co. is eying its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky as a target for flexible improvements as early as December 2005, a company engineer tells Ward’s. Jacob Braslaw, technical leader-materials research and advanced engineering, says his team is working on a plan to reduce the footprint of the SUV plant’s paint shop as part of a broader program to bring the 49-year-old facility into the flexible manufacturing age. The Louisville, KY, Explorer plant is in line for flexible ...

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