DETROIT -- North American light-vehicle production capacity during fourth-quarter 2001 was down from the same year-ago period for the sixth consecutive quarter, based on a Ward’s analysis. North American manufacturers built to an estimated 70.9% of their straight-time capacity during October-December 2001, compared with like-2000’s 77.2%. Among the Big Three producers, Ford Motor Co. was the only manufacturer to outdo the fourth-quarter industry average with a capacity utilization rate ...

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