Ford Motor Co. has boosted Focus output at Wayne Assembly in Wayne, MI, to try and keep up with demand for the new sedan and wagon. The line rate has been increased by nine units an hour to 74, the same rate the plant ran when it was producing the Escort. Ford is hoping to build stock of the vehicle as it heads into the spring selling season. Many of Ford's dealers still are without the kind of inventory they would like, a spokesman says. Ford expects Focus sales to get even stronger, too. ...

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