Ford (NYSE: F), like General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Chrysler, had too many North American factories a decade ago -- and all three automakers shed un-needed facilities during Detroit's wrenching restructuring.
Between them, the Detroit Three closed 27 factories in North America. The good news is that the ones that remain are booming -- but already, Ford is scrambling to keep up with demand for its hottest products. How will Ford and its Detroit rivals manage as the U.S. new-car market continues to expand? In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at why the automakers needed to cut back -- and at the challenges Ford could face as its sales continue to expand.
Ford's capacity issues are arguably a good problem to have, but they still need to be solved. And in order for Ford's stock to soar, a few more critical things need to fall into place. In The Motley Fool's special free report entitled, "5 Secrets to Ford's Future" we outline the key factors every Ford investor needs to watch. Just click here now for your free report.