For the second consecutive year, Ford is shortening its traditional 2-week summer shutdown for a majority of its U.S. assembly plants to meet demand for its products. Twenty-one facilities, including six assembly plants, will see only one week of summer hiatus this year, resulting in production of an additional 40,000 units. For full 2013, Ford is adding an additional 200,000 units of annual straight-time capacity. “To meet surging customer demand for our top-selling cars, ...

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