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Ford shortens summer shutdown at Louisville plant

Due to a high crossover demand, Ford company will not have it’s traditional two week shutdown of the plant in Louisville, Kentucky, but instead will have a shorter one week shut down instead. This plant makes the Ford’s popular Escapes and the Lincoln MKC’s, will make about 8,500 more of these models during the extra week of work. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Ford is shortening it’s annual two week summer shutdown to a one week shut down because of high product demand.
  • Demand for the Ford Escape has caused the shortening of the shut-downs.
  • Ford will also shut down at a host of component plants.

“The automaker will produce about 8,500 more vehicles with the extra seven days of production.”

http://www.autonews.com/article/20170607/OEM/170609812/ford-shortens-summer-shutdown-at-louisville-plant