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Watch as Ford Motor Co. flexes its manufacturing muscles, where a new Ford F-150 rolls off the line every 53 seconds at the Rouge Complex in Dearborn.

Detroit Free Press

DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. is now in its final days of building the 2020 Ford F-150, as the second of two factories that makes the bestselling pickups in North America prepares to shut down for the transition to the all-new 2021 version of the truck.

Company officials flew from Detroit to Kansas City on Tuesday to celebrate the moment, as autoworkers end production and then spend two weeks retooling the massive manufacturing operation that will produce the first F-150 redesign since 2015.

“The F-150 is not just a launch — it will be a dominant part of American culture. And we are proud to be building it,” Gerald Kariem, vice president and director of the UAW Ford Department,