Ford is expanding its European restructuring strategy with the planned closure next year of two U.K. production facilities, its assembly plant in Southampton, which builds the Transit commercial van, and stamping and tooling operations in Dagenham. The news follows Ford’s announcement yesterday that it will shutter its Genk, Belgium, assembly plant by the end of 2014. The closing of the three production operations will affect about 5,700 hourly and salaried employees, or 18% of ...

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