logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Ford To Reduce Summer Shutdown To Boost Production

Ford Motor Co. (F: Quote) said Tuesday that it will produce nearly 40,000 additional vehicles this summer by idling 13 plants, including six assembly plants, for just one week instead of the traditional two.

"The flexibility provided by the UAW-Ford national contract agreement allows the company to take this step to better match capacity with market demand," the company said in a statement.

Ford said its summer production boost due to its altered summer shutdown schedule is consistent with the company's plan to increase its annual vehicle production capacity by 400,000 units.

The Ford assembly plants taking just one week of summer shutdown in 2012 include Chicago Assembly, Dearborn Truck, Kentucky Truck, Louisville Assembly, Michigan Assembly and Kansas City Assembly.

Other plants taking just one week of shutdown include Dearborn Engine, Chicago Stamping, Cleveland Engine No. 1, Lima Engine, Essex Engine, Sterling and Rawsonville.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
American Airlines Group said pilots at its subsidiaries American Airlines and US Airways, represented by Allied Pilots Association, have approved a new five-year contract which provides immediate pay raises of 23 percent and subsequent annual raises of three percent for the next five years. LEGO Group, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced their 2015 slate of video games, including LEGO Jurassic World, LEGO Marvel's Avengers, and as well as new hand-held and mobile titles. Social-networking giant Facebook, Inc. is said to be testing their new 'Place Tips' feature for iOS users that will rival a similar service being provided by Yelp or Foursquare. The feature will provide the user relevant content about their location as long as they are there through pop ups on their news feed page of Facebook.
comments powered by Disqus
RELATED NEWS
Trade F now with 
Follow RTT