News : Ford Temporarily Idling Four Assembly Plants

CLAYCOMO, MO. March 13, 2015-- Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant celebrates job one, the official start of production of the all-new 2015 F-150. With the move, Ford expands production of the toughest, smartest, most capable, F-150 ever.  Photo by: Sam VarnHagen

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Is halting production a smart business move or a sign of troubled times ahead

By SID297

According to The Detroit News, Ford will be shutting down the following plants for a week so later in the month:

  • Kansas City, MO – One of two facilities that produces the F-150 – The Transit line will continue operating as normal
  • Louisville, KY – Escape and Lincoln MKC
  • Hermosillo Mexico – Fusion and Lincoln MKZ
  • Cuautitlan Mexico – Fiesta

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Ford is doing this to lower inventory in expectation of a sluggish 4th Quarter. I’ve heard grumbling from some groups that say this shows that Ford is not doing as well as we may be lead to believe. However, I tend to believe that this is just an example of Ford playing much smarter than the competition… Continue Reading

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