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Ford to resume F-150, Super Duty production

Ford to resume F-150, Super Duty production

Ford Motor Co.is resuming production of its F-150 pickup following a fire at a plant near Lansing where parts for the vehicle are made.

All-new Ford 2015 F-150 pickup trucks move down the final inspection line at the Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan, November 11, 2014.

Production of the Super Duty is expected to resume Monday at the Kentucky Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant, which also makes F-150 pickups, Ford announced.

Production of the Expedition and Navigator SUVs continues without interruption at Louisville, Ford said. Meanwhile, the automaker has reaffirmed its guidance for full-year earnings.

Ford to resume F-150, Super Duty production
Ford to resume F-150, Super Duty production

Ford is restarting production of the F-150 truck, one of its most lucrative and best-selling vehicles, after it suspended manufacturing following a fire at an auto parts factory earlier this month. The teams removed 19 dies from Meridian's badly damaged facility, and in one case, moved an 87,000-pound die from Eaton Rapids, Michigan, to Nottingham, U.K., via an Antonov cargo plane.

Ford stopped making the big pickup trucks at KTP on May 5 following a fire at a supplier plant in MI.

Despite the quick effort, Ford is still expecting to take a hit from the fire as the company told investors to expect an "adverse impact of $0.12 to $0.14 per share in second quarter due to lost production".

Ford shares closed up 1.6 percent at $11.40.