Ford stops F-150 production due to parts shortage

12 May, 2018, 21:27 | Author: Kathy Ellis
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Ford is now working with Meridian to shift production of the affected parts to other suppliers until production can resume at the fire-damaged plant. Late Friday, Reuters reported that an unnamed source "familiar with the automaker's plans" said that the F-150 plants in Kansas City and Dearborn, Michigan, could restart production as soon as Friday, May 18. Ford noted that while the F-150 and Super Duty trucks production is affected by the parts shortage, it had an 84-day supply of the vehicles on hand and that the supply should meet demand until production is back up and running.

Mercedes explained it had exhausted its source of cockpit cross-members on May 9 and didn't not possess enough parts to resume full creation.

Ford isn't the only automaker that's had to shut down production due to the fire. A GM spokesperson confirmed Friday to The Drive that production of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, which are also produced in the Wentzville plant, continues unabated. Ford and Meridian are working to get the facility operating again.

Man City earn record-breaking farewell for Yaya
David Silva and Raheem Sterling are also in double figures meaning they are the first team ever with four players at that mark. If they win their remaining game at Southampton they will surpass the Blues' 2004-05 record of 15 wins on the road.

Ford executives earlier this week said the company's quarterly earnings could be affected by shutdowns at the three truck plants, but affirmed its full-year earnings estimate. General Motors said it suspended production of commercial vans, while Fiat Chrysler cited an impact on assembly of the Chrysler Pacifica. Ford sold 73,000 F-150s last month.

Ford stock closed down about 0.2% on Friday, at $11.19 in a 52-week range of $10.14 to $13.48.

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