Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Portage closing four plants over next couple of weeks, including a F-150 plant

In a crisp indication of weight on U.S. automakers, Ford Motor on Monday said it will close down generation of its top of the line F-150 pickup truck for a week at a Kansas City gathering plant, and briefly sit still three different plants throughout the following a few weeks.

The F-150 is the smash hit vehicle demonstrate in North America, and a key benefit creator for Ford.

Be that as it may, offers of the general F-arrangement pickup demonstrate line fell about 3 for every penny in September. Portage merchants had a substantial 95 days' supply of the pickups on their parcels toward the end of September, as indicated by information assembled via Automotive News.

F-150 generation at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan will proceed without interference, Ford said.

"Amid our second quarter monetary call, we said we expected the general retail industry to decrease in the second 50% of the year from similar period a year ago. We additionally said to hope to see some generation alterations in the second half - this is one of them. We keep coordinating generation to take care of demand," said Kelli Felker, Ford representative.

Portage is additionally suspending creation of two game utility vehicles, the Ford Escape and the Lincoln MKC, at its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky for two of the following three weeks. The reduced Escape, one of Ford's most prevalent models, is under expanding weight from Japanese opponents.

Portage said it likewise is closing two plants in Mexico. One is a plant in Hermosillo that makes the Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ vehicles, and the other is in Cuautitlan that makes the Ford Fiesta little auto.




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