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Ford could resume F-150 production at two plants next week

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Elsie Buchanan | 15 May, 2018, 15:27

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 shut truck plants in Michigan, Missouri and Kentucky earlier this week because of parts shortages caused by a supplier fire in Michigan. The same fire forced other automakers to also halt or at least slow production.

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. That includes some larger trucks than the F-150, although the F-150 makes up the overwhelming majority of those sales. 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.

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

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"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. The company is working with Meridian and other suppliers to minimize the disruption.

According to a report at CNN, Ford has about 84 days of supply available, which means that after about a month, when the inventory falls to a supply of about 50 days, dealers and customers may be unable to get the trucks they want with the right engine or cab size or trim level. Meanwhile, the automaker ended April with almost a quarter million trucks on the ground at dealerships, a high percentage were F-150 models.

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