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FORD PLANT ADDS JOBS, STARTS '93 RANGER PRODUCTION

 FORD PLANT ADDS JOBS, STARTS '93 RANGER PRODUCTION
 ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson


and Ford Vice President Ross Roberts drove a 1993-model Ranger off the production line here today at Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant as company officials announced the addition of 246 new employees.
 The facility's work force, which now totals 2,155, has resumed operations following three-months of downtime during which new equipment was brought in for assembly of the redesigned Ranger; and for conversion of the plant to 100-percent Ranger production. Spending for facilities and tooling was $96 million. Also, nearly $4 million was spent prior to production start-up on training programs for current and new employees. Previously, in addition to Ranger, Ford's F-Series trucks also were built here.
 Ranger is the industry's top-selling compact pickup, holding a 25-percent share of that market. The 1993 model has received a new, aerodynamic body style. It also has flush glass and limousine-style doors which limit wind noise. Engines include a 2.3-liter four, a 3.0-liter V-6 and a 4.0-liter V-6.
 Roberts, who is general manager of Ford Division, said the new body design for the '93 Ranger "has produced a remarkably quiet and solid feeling vehicle."
 Ford has been building vehicles in Twin Cities since Model T production began here 80 years ago. Two years ago, the plant became the company's first North American assembly facility to receive Ford's coveted Q1 Award for outstanding quality manufacturing.
 More than 200 Ford dealers from Minnesota and surrounding states came to Twin Cities to drive a 1993 Ranger home today from Mall of America where Ford is the official automotive sponsor.
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 /CONTACT: Stephen Madeline, 312-565-0595, or Carla Banks, 313-446-7730, both of Ford/
 (F) CO: Ford Motor Company ST: Minnesota, Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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