Ford to lay off 900 workers at Mustang plant due to slow sales

FoMoCo said today that it plans to cut 900 workers from its AutoAlliance International plant in Flat Rock that makes the Ford Mustang, after slow sales last year due to the tough economic condition and competition from the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

Ford spokeswoman Marcey Evans said that the company will reduce shifts from two to one on July 12 at the plant, which is jointly owned with Mazda and also makes the Mazda6 sedan.

The Flat Rock plant employs nearly 2,300 people. Evans said that most of the layoffs will come from hourly manufacturing workers but some salaried staff may also be cut.

Ford Mustang sales were down 27 percent last year. The Camaro came within 5,000 units of outselling the Mustang. The Camaro hasn’t outsold the Ford pony car since 1985.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: Free Press