Ford Motor Co. will eliminate a shift at its Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, MI, in second-quarter 2007, a Ford spokeswoman tells Ward’s. The Wayne plant builds the ’07 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator fullsize SUVs. Sales of the recently redesigned SUVs have been solid, with October deliveries increasing 47.1% and 50.2%, respectively, on a year-ago basis. “Our sales are strong, and we feel real good about how the new Navigator and Expedition are doing,” the spokeswoman says. ...

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