Ford Motor Co. of Canada is notifying 650 hourly employees in Windsor, Ont., that a round of layoffs officially will be announced May 10. Ford will “adjust production due to shifts in market conditions,” a Ford spokeswoman tells Ward’s. Slow minivan sales are said to be contributing to the problem. Shift reductions are planned for V-6 and V-8 assembly lines at the company’s Essex Engine and Windsor Engine plants, as well as crankshaft and block production lines at Essex Casting. Ford’s ...

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