Ford to shut down two US plants due to parts shortage

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Apr 4, 2011
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The March 11 earthquake in Japan continues to affect vehicle production in the United States with Ford Motor as one of the manufacturers that needs to deal with a shortage in automotive parts.

According to DetroitNews.com, Ford will have to temporarily shut down its Louisville plant in Kentucky and its Flat Rock plant in Michigan due to the shortage. Ford produces the Expedition, F-Series Super Duty pickups and the Lincoln Navigator in Kentucky; and the Mustang in Michigan.

With this news, Ford Group Philippines (FGP) said it continues to monitor the situation in markets where it is getting its automotive supplies.

"“We have not experienced any disruptions at this point and are working with our team on a daily basis as we monitor the fast-changing events," said Anika Salceda, FGP's assistant vice president for corporate communications.

The 2011 Expedition lineup was launched in the Philippines just two weeks ago.

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