Ford idling Focus plant in Michigan additional two weeks on light demand

Ford Motor stated on Thursday it will idle the Wayne, Michigan factory for an additional 2 weeks by the end of the year, getting used to light need for the Focus compact and C-Max hybrid cars constructed there.

This remains in addition to the typical vacation shutdown for every Ford North American plants in the last week of the year, a Ford spokesperson stated.

Ford, when it released its 3rd quarter incomes previously on Thursday, stated it was cutting stocks due to the fact that it anticipates a small slump in the United States brand-new car market in 2017.

Ford Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks stated among the 3 shifts at the F-150 pickup plant in Kansas City, Missouri will be out next week to handle stock. This remains in addition to full-plant shutdown for the same factor, which Ford revealed previously this month.

Previously this month, Ford likewise revealed short-lived plant shutdowns in Kentucky and in Mexico to manage stock of its Escape SUV and Lincoln MKC SUVs, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, and the Feast small vehicle.

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