Ford Motor Co. will shut down its Oakville, Ont., Canada, assembly plant the week of May 3, a spokeswoman tells Ward’s, allowing the company to slash minivan production by 5,000 units. Ford Freestar The shutdown affects 1,000 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans per day over a 5-day period and comes as Ford’s minivan sales are down 22% through the first quarter from like-2003. Sales continue to struggle despite a Ford minivan makeover last fall and the addition of the ...

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