Ford Increasing North American Production to Meet Demand
40,000 of those cars will be added simply by idling select plants for only one week during what has been the traditional two-week summer shutdown. These plants include:
• Buffalo Stamping Plant
• Chicago Stamping Plant
• Chihuahua Engine
• Dearborn Engine
• Dearborn Tool & Die
• Lima Engine Plant
• Van Dyke Transmission Plant
• Woodhaven Forging
In addition, Ford plans to add another 3,500 jobs in order to boost production of its most popular cars, including Ford Explorer, Ford Fusion and Ford F-Series.
“To meet surging customer demand for our top-selling cars, utilities and trucks, we are continuing to run our North American facilities at full manned capacity, and we will add 200,000 units of annual straight-time capacity this year,” said Jim Tetreault, vice president of North America Manufacturing.
“Approximately 75 percent of our plants are running at a three-crew, three-shift or four-crew pattern in order to ensure we’re getting more of our products into dealerships,” the VP added.