The final F-150 rolled off Ford Motor Co.’s Ontario Truck Plant assembly line in Oakville, Ont., Canada, June 28, marking the auto maker’s third plant closure in 2004. Some 1,300 employees either will relocate to the adjacent Oakville minivan plant or accept early retirement. While the Oakville plant promises to absorb some of Ontario Truck’s workers, the minivan line has experienced temporary shutdowns in 2004 as market demand for Ford’s minivans has softened and layoffs have resulted. ...
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