F-150 production suspended at Ford Claycomo plant

F-150 production suspended at Ford Claycomo plant

A major fire at Meridian Magnesium Products in Eaton Rapids, Mich., on May 2 created an unavoidable disruption.

If you were preparing to get your hands on a new Ford F-150 pickup truck, you may have to wait.

Earlier this week, Ford sent home close to 3,600 workers at its plant in Kansas City. Production at the company's Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri has already stopped production of the F-150.

F-Series pickups generate most of Ford's profits, with Morgan Stanley recently assigning a higher valuation to the franchise than the entire company.

The parts shortage is also affecting the production of Ford's F-Series Super Duty pickups.

"It's a very fluid situation", said spokesperson Kelli Felker. "We are working hard to get replacement parts".

In other words, Ford can not accurately predict the shortfall's effect.

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Still, the F-Series is so important to Ford that Albertine and Rosner are considering adjusting earnings projections for the automaker once the full effect of the supplier fire is known. The average F-Series truck went out the door at $46,700 previous year, according to the automaker.

The supplier's fire is affecting other automakers. GM said it is working to resume van production "as quickly as possible".

Both local Unifor presidents said it's a temporary change as they continue to evaluate the fire's impact on local production.

As production is hobbled, Ford could face a shortage for its best-selling and most profitable truck. As a result, we have cancelled production shifts in certain areas and adjusted production hours for our team members this week. According to the company, at some point we will have an interruption in production. Previous reports have said the parts in question were instrument panels.

The Meridian fire also caused stoppages on the Ford Super Duty lines in Kentucky and OH as well as the Chrysler Pacifica line in Windsor, Ontario.

Ford says in a Wednesday, May 9 news release that it only accounts for less than a third of the output from the Meridian plant. At this time, the company doesn't know for sure when or for how long we will be down. "We will provide further information as soon as we are able".

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