Production of the Expedition and Navigator SUVs continues without interruption at Louisville, Ford said.
The F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America for decades and any extended production delays would have had serious consequences for the automaker. Ford backed its full-year earnings guidance of $1.45 to $1.70 per share. 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.
While the situation isn't ideal, Ford is making the best of it and notes parts built in the United Kingdom will be flown to the United States daily until production in Eaton Rapids returns to pre-fire levels.
Ford shares closed up 1.6 percent at $11.40.