As the industry scrambles toward the end of the '99 model run, North American auto workers will be scrambling to keep pace with vehicle makers' robust output schedules, calling for a record 8,988,000 cars and trucks to be built in the first half of this year. That tally will represent 9.1%, or 747,100 units, more than were built in January-June 1998. It's also 8% above the prior record for the period of 8,324,823 set in 1997. In their latest round of scheduling meetings, auto company ...

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