In order to keep from having too many units in its inventory, Ford will cut production of its F-Series pickup during the fourth-quarter. Beginning today, Ford will suspend production for two weeks at its Ford’s Super Duty plant in Louisville, Ky.
Sales of the full-sized pickup segment are slow this year. Ford’s F-series sales dropped 20.8 percent in September and are down 12.9 percent for 2007 so far.
“We are absolutely determined not to let inventories get ahead of demand for anything,” Pipas told Automotive News.
Pipas said that the halt in production has no relation to the sales of the F-Series and is a part of Ford’s fourth-quarter production plan that was released on released September 4th.
Shutdowns at F-150 plants in Dearborn, Mich., and Kansas City, Mo., are planned before year end.
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