Mazda Motor Corp. is examining ways to better utilize its share of capacity at Auto Alliance International Inc., its joint plant with Ford Motor Co. in Flat Rock, MI, where it builds the 626. “Right now our capacity utilization is unacceptable,” says Mazda President Mark Fields. The plant, a 50/50 joint venture between the automakers, has been operating at less than half its 226,000-unit capacity and cut back from two shifts to one shift last summer. “As we look at future product ...

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