Right in the midst of a January sales boom, North American auto plants lost production of some 47,600 cars and trucks due mainly to winter storm-related plant closings. On the plus side, production planners have been able to reschedule a large part of the storm losses in February and March, although some truck plants — already operating on heavy overtime — won't be able to recoup shortfalls as quickly (see complete schedule p.6). Ford Motor Co., which lost some 18,700 units due to ...

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