Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. confirms it will close its 81-year-old 6-cyl. engine plant and switch to imports from the U.S. at a cost of 600 domestic jobs. Engine production in Geelong, Victoria, which opened in 1926, will end for the locally built Falcon large car and Territory cross/utility vehicle in 2010. The new imported mill will comply with the Euro 4 emissions standard that will be compulsory for new cars in Australia from 2010, the auto maker says. The decision to import ...
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