Ford Motor Co. reportedly plans to shut down its Twin Cities Ranger pickup plant in Minnesota for another two weeks beyond the three weeks already scheduled for later in the year.

The auto maker also will idle its Wayne, MI, Focus plant for five weeks through the remainder of the year and possibly another two weeks in January.

The Twin Cities facility already was slated to be closed one week beginning Oct. 4 and two weeks beginning Nov. 15, but a new letter distributed to plant workers earlier this week warns of another two weeks of inventory control in the cards for later this year.

Ford has not said when the additional two weeks of shutdown will occur at Twin Cities or specifically when the Wayne plant will be idled.

Ford wrapped up August with a 120-day supply of Ranger pickups and 87-day inventory of Focus small cars in the U.S.