Ford says it will spend almost $2 billion in Thailand on locally made parts and create 33,500 local jobs when its new plant begins production in Rayong province next year. The announcement was made as Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Asia/Pacific and Africa President Joe Hinrichs attend the production launch of the new Ranger pickup truck at its AutoAlliance factory in Rayong. The Bangkok Post reports the parts-spending includes purchases by AutoAlliance, in which Ford and Mazda are 50/50 ...

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