Ford Motor Co. reportedly plans to lay off 355 workers in Canada next month. The auto maker will implement the cuts Aug. 22 at the Essex Engine plant in Windsor, Ont., according to a Windsor Star news report citing Canadian Auto Workers union officials. The layoffs are attributed to a downturn in V-8 engine demand that is crimping profits. The Essex plant, employing 956 hourly workers, turned out 416,587 engines in 2004, 184,316 of which were V-8 mills. The news comes on the heels of ...

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