Ford Motor Co. shutters its Maumee, OH, stamping plant this week ahead of schedule. The facility originally was to cease operations next year as part of the auto maker’s ongoing Way Forward restructuring strategy. The plant was closed early to “increase efficiencies,” a spokeswoman tells Ward’s. Maumee’s 70 some employees were offered a choice of a buyout package or relocation to another Ford facility, the spokeswoman says. A group headed by United Auto Workers union Local 1892, which ...

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