Ford Motor Co. will idle its St. Thomas and Oakville, Ont., assembly plants this week in order to divert a supply of computer modules to unfinished vehicles on plant and dealer lots. The shutdowns follow the short shifting of production last week at those plants. With last week's reduced output and the shutdowns this week, Ford expects to lose production of about 6,400 Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis fullsize cars at St. Thomas and 7,600 Windstar minivans at Oakville. Ford says there are ...
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