The company announced that F-150 production in Dearborn, Michigan, will restart on Friday, while production in Kansas City, Missouri, is expected to resume on Monday.
"While the situation remains extremely dynamic, our teams are focused on returning our plants to full production as fast as possible", said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, Global Operations.More news: JK Lakshmi Cement Q4 profit jumps 62% to Rs34 crore
The fire at Meridian Magnesium Products in Eaton Rapids, Michigan meant that Ford couldn't get front-end bolsters for the Super Duty. "The ramp-up time to full production is improving every day".
That work stopped after a fire at a parts supplier on May 2. Teams removed and remediated safety concerns - including dangling siding - and restored electricity, gaining approval to access the site while debris still smoldered inside.
Working with Meridian and other suppliers, Ford said it moved 19 dies - used to shape magnesium parts - out of the Eaton Rapids plant in 30 hours.More news: Mother charged with 9 felony counts in child abuse case
The No. 2 US automaker also said production would resume on Monday at a second F-150 plant in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as its F-series Super Duty truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
A team in Nottingham was waiting to receive the die and take it to Meridian's nearby factory.More news: Is Acadia Realty Trust (AKR) Building Momentum?
Ford executives declined to say how many vehicles were not produced as a result of the idling, though they said customers should have no problems finding trucks in dealership lots.