The last-ever Ranger pickup truck assembled by Ford was gifted from Ford to Orkin as a "make good," Fox News reported.
In 2011, soon after Ford announced it was ending production of the Ford Ranger and closing the 86-year-old Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Orkin requested and was granted by Ford the last-ever Ranger from the plant.
However, according to Orkin, the Ranger it ordered to spec made its way down the assembly line earlier than planned, possibly second to last, so Ford also gave it the actual last truck as a make-good for the apparent mixup, which the automaker won’t offer comment on today, Fox News reported.
The Ranger had been the mainstay of the Orkin fleet for more than 15 years because of its reliability, affordability and access to the bed, which Orkin outfits with a top or a toolbox. Some get pumps and spray rigs as well.
Source: Fox News