Ford’s engine supplier halts production at diesel plant

International Truck and Engine Corp. today idled production at its diesel engine plant in Indianapolis. According to company spokesman Roy Wiley, the engine supplier temporarily closed the plant until July 16th as production shutdown at FoMoCo’s truck plant.

Ford recently announced more cuts this week for 2008 fiscal year, saying it will be producing less trucks and focusing more on cars and crossovers.

International Truck and Engine Corp supplies Ford’s truck plant in Louisville, which makes F-series Super Duty pickup trucks. Diesel and EcoBoost gas turbo direct injection engines for the Ford F-Series are expected to hit the market in 2010.


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