Ford Motor Co. is planning at least one new vehicle for its Atlanta Assembly plant following the departure of the Taurus and Sable as early as next year, union officials confirm to Ward’s. The plant’s United Auto Workers Local 882 Chairman Mitch Smith has informed plant officials and workers that Ford plans to replace the Taurus and Sable – long-built in Atlanta – with a new vehicle to be built there sometime after the ’05 model year and possibly as soon as 2006, according to the official. ...

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