Ford increases Focus output due to increase in demand from Cash for Clunkers

2009 Ford Focus

FoMoCo is cranking up output of the Ford Focus due to an increase in demand as a result of the government’s new Cars Allowance Rebate System incentive.

“Cash for clunkers, thank you,” says Anderson Robinson Jr., president of UAW Local 900, which has added weekday and Saturday overtime at Ford’s Wayne, Michigan plant, reports Automotive News.

This past Monday, Wayne plant workers began working 10-hour weekday shifts, up for the regular 8-hour shift. The plant also added overtime for Saturdays on Aug. 15, Aug. 29, Sept. 12 and Sept. 29.

The overtime will result in an additional 6,400 Focuses between now and the end of September. Sales of the compact Focus were up 44 percent in July, and the automaker ended the month with a 25-day supply of the model.

– By: Omar Rana