North American manufacturers will underbuild their schedules for the third consecutive month in February, although the bottom line for the month's results is that production remains strong (see data p.7). The estimated output also means a downward revision to the inventory projection for domestically made vehicles for Feb. 29 (see Ward's Automotive Reports — Feb. 14, '00, p.1), but still leaves them at long-time high levels. Ward's estimates February production will total 1.580 million ...

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