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Offbeat Ford to resume production of popular F-Series pickups

23:46  16 may  2018
23:46  16 may  2018 Source:   cnbc.com

Ford is scrambling to limit the impact of stopping F-Series production

  Ford is scrambling to limit the impact of stopping F-Series production Ford is facing the daunting prospect of seeing a major drop in the supply of its best selling and most profitable vehicle, the F-150 pickup truck. Final assembly of the F-150 is crippled by the lack of critical components after a fire knocked out production at a supplier's plant in Michigan.Tuesday afternoon the United Automobile Workers union alerted members who build the F-150 at the Dearborn Truck Plant that production could be stopped later this week. "The company doesn't know when or for how long we will be down," wrote Burkie Morris of the UAW in a letter to members.

Ford to resume production of popular F - Series pickup . The automaker suspended production of the F - Series last week due to a lack of critical components from its supplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies.

UP NEXT. Ford is resuming production of its F - Series trucks, ending assembly line shutdowns at two of its most important plants that have lasted more It's estimated Ford lost the production of 70,000 to 80,000 F-150 pickups since shutting down assembly lines at plants in Kansas City and Dearborn.

Ford is resuming production of its F-Series trucks, ending assembly line shutdowns at two of its most important plants that have lasted more than a week.

Returning to full production is likely to take some time, as the automaker has scrambled to re-establish manufacturing of critical components from a supplier.

Production will first resume Friday at the Dearborn, Mich., facility. On Monday, the Kansas City and F-Series Super Duty truck production in Louisville, Ky., will go back online.

The automaker suspended production of the F-Series last week over a lack of critical components from its supplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies. Meridian's plant in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, suffered extensive damage after an explosion and fire in early May.

When will Ford run out of F-150s?

  When will Ford run out of F-150s? Ford says it has an 84-day supply of the F-150 it has stopped building due to a fire at a supplier's plant. But shortages could happen well before that.Load Error

UP NEXT. Ford is resuming production of its F - Series trucks, ending assembly line shutdowns at two of its most important plants that have lasted more It's estimated Ford lost the production of 70,000 to 80,000 F-150 pickups since shutting down assembly lines at plants in Kansas City and Dearborn.

Ford 's assembly lines at two of its most important plants were shut down for more than a week.

Ford, along with BMW, Mercedes Benz and General Motors, had to to suspend or curb production at several U.S. plants while looking for an alternate source for components.

It's estimated Ford lost the production of 70,000 to 80,000 F-150 pickups since shutting down assembly lines at plants in Kansas City and Dearborn. The company also suspended the building of its F-Series Super Duty trucks in Louisville.

Ford has said its financial results for the second quarter will take a hit, though the exact cost remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the automaker has reaffirmed its guidance for full-year earnings.

With F-Series inventory of more than 80 days, Ford dealers have not seen a big drop in the number of pickups in stock while production was stopped. Ford expects to make up the lost inventory in future months by running extra shifts.


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