Escort production at Ford Motor Co.'s Wayne, MI, assembly plant was halted and workers laid off for five days last week because of a shortage of steel wheels. Ford says it lost production of about 5,920 Escorts. The wheels are supplied by Visteon's Monroe, MI, Stamping Plant. Visteon says the problem is partially the result of Rouge Steel's ongoing problems to get back up to speed following the explosion at the Rouge complex Feb. 1. Unable to get enough steel from Rouge for the wheels, ...
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