Ford to suspend F-Series Production for 2 weeks

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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