Ford Motor Co. is cutting one shift at its Wixom, MI, plant, which makes the slow-selling Lincoln Continental, LS and Town Car large sedans, reports say. The cut, planned for early September and affecting 900 hourly and 80 salaried employees, is part of Ford’s restructuring plan, announced in January, to eliminate 21,000 North American jobs. The new Thunderbird also is made at Wixom, which employs 3,545 hourly and 330 salaried employees. Ford says no Thunderbird shifts will be cut.

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