DETROIT, April 11 – Noble International Ltd. said that its wholly owned subsidiary Noble Metal Processing Inc. (NMP) has been awarded a purchase order from Ispat Inland Inc. to provide laser welded blanks for the next generation Ford F-150 series trucks, code named P-221 truck program. Ispat worked closely with Ford to select NMP as the provider of laser welded blanks for the P-221 program. The NMP and Ispat relationship will make up the majority of laser welded blank steel tonnage on the P-221 program, which will produce about 750,000 vehicles per year for the life of the program. "We are extremely pleased that Ispat and Ford have selected NMP to provide laser welded blanks for the next generation F-150," said Christopher L. Morin, Noble's chief operating officer. "NMP's unrelenting commitment to quality and service make it the premier choice for laser welded blanks."