North American auto makers will build 7.3% more vehicles in May than they did a year ago, but it likely will be one of the few gains the industry will see for the remainder of the year. Both capacity utilization and manufacturers’ use of their available straight-time production will increase in May. Ward’s forecasts May vehicle production, including medium- and heavy-duty trucks, at 1.505 million units, 7.3% ahead of year-ago. Although most assembly plants had an extra workday this ...

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