The production effects of the devastating Feb. 1 blast at the Ford Motor Co. Rouge (Dearborn, MI) powerplant show up clearly in the expected February production numbers for North America. Total North American production still is expected to hit 97.1% of its schedule when the month began, 1,454,000 vs. 1,497,400 (see complete data p.7). But Ford U.S. car and overall Mexican production was dulled due to the blast that so far has claimed six lives. Ford's U.S. car production was off 20,000, ...

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