Ford Motor Co. last week lost an estimated 36 hours or about 2,664 units of weekday production of its hot-selling Focus because of a transmission gear shortage. Employees at the Wayne, MI, assembly plant had their workday cut from 10 hours to eight for the week on the two shifts at the factory, and two shifts of overtime slated for Saturday, March 18, had to be canceled. Ford says a gear component shortage from its Sharonville Transmission plant in Ohio severely cut into transmission ...

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