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Ford to produce Fusion in US for first time

Ford Motor Co has started manufacturing its Fusion mid-size sedan in the US for the first time, on stronger demand and after an intensive production training programme to help it avoid costly quality problems that have plagued other models, Reuters has reported. "We've done an unprecedented level of training for the new workers here," Joe Hinrichs, who leads Ford's operations in North and South America, told reporters at a media event at Flat Rock Assembly Plant to mark the start of production. The Fusion, which was launched last year after an extensive redesign, was Ford's second-best selling vehicle during the first seven months of 2013 after the F-150 pickup truck.