* First Thai plant to be 100 pct owned by Ford * To begin producing Ford Focus passenger cars in 2012 * Committed to investment in Thailand despite recent unrest (Adds quotes from news conference, details) By Ploy Ten Kate BANGKOK, June 24 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co announced a $450 million investment in Thailand on Thursday to build a new manufacturing plant, with the bulk of the output destined for export markets as part of its expansion in Asia Pacific. The plant in the eastern ...
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