Ford Pickup Truck Production Could Resume Next Friday

Ford Pickup Truck Production Could Resume Next Friday

Ford Pickup Truck Production Could Resume Next Friday

Employees at truck plants in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City, Missouri, were notified that they might return to work on May 18, Ford confirmed on Friday.

Hinrichs and purchasing director Hau Thai Tang stated the automaker was working with the supplier, Chinese-owned Meridian Magnesium Products, to move production of the impacted parts to other providers until the fire-damaged plant in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, can be fixed and production resumed.

The Super Duty assembly line in Louisville, Kentucky was not named, but that plant continues building Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator sport utility vehicles, even while pickup production is suspended.

With key components about to run out, Ford F is pulling the plug on production of its most profitable and popular model, the F-150.

Now, the Dearborn location is also closed.

Ford stocks were down marginally in after hours trade, in £11.19.

Dealers' inventories of the f-series trucks are large enough to prevent near term shortages.

Last month Ford sold 73,104 F-Series pickups, with the overwhelming majority of those being the F-150 according to company sales reports. At this point there is no word on just how long production of the F-150 will be halted, a Ford spokesman has said that it would last at least a few days. It also is more than four times the sales of its second best selling vehicle, the Escape SUV.

One of the biggest sellers in all the automotive realm is the Ford F-150 truck.

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