Ford Motor Co. is shuttering its Wixom, MI, Lincoln plant this week (Aug. 2-6), during the ramp up of its new LS, due to a parts shortage. The plant makes about 3,500 vehicles each week. Most output is geared towards Town Car production, but a third is committed to LS. Dana Corp. says it wants to sell its Marion, OH, forging facility, because of synergies realized from its 1998 purchase of Eaton Corp.'s heavy axle and brake business. It claims the forging operation no longer fits its ...

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