Ford to idle Belgian plant to conserve parts


* Ford's Genk Assembly plant in Belgium idle from April 4 * Five-day shutdown moved ahead from planned May downtime * Move to conserve parts after Japan earthquake CHICAGO, March 26 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will idle its auto plant in Genk, Belgium, for five days starting April 4, to conserve parts following the earthquake and nuclear crisis in Japan that has disrupted supplies for numerous automakers. The shutdown had been set for May but the automaker chose to idle the plant ...

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