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Ford suspends F-150 production after supplier fire

11 May 2018, 01:31 | Bernice Figueroa

General Motors shut down production of its full-size van in Wentzville Missouri due to the Meridian fire

General Motors shut down production of its full-size van in Wentzville Missouri due to the Meridian fire

Ford already has shut its F-150 plant in Kansas City, Missouri, and halted production of its Super Duty trucks in OH and Kentucky.

The fire was at one their suppliers, Meridian Magnesium Products, in Eaton Rapids.

GM said on Wednesday it has temporarily halted production of Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans at its Wentzville plant because of parts shortages caused by the fire on May 2. It will also suspend production at its Dearborn Truck Plant Wednesday night through at least the end of the week, affecting about 4,000 workers.

Consumers planning to buy a new Ford F-150 pick-up truck this year had better hurry to their Ford dealer and be prepared to pay the sticker price. If production is halted, the shutdown could last several weeks.

Ford's executive Vice President and president of Global Operations said, "It's a full team effort and we're confident that any impacts will be short-term". Ford didn't say how long the suspension will last. Right now, it's already closed the Kansas City F-15 plant and the Dearborn truck plant will close Wednesday night.

Meridian Lightweight Technologies also has a factory in Ontario, and could represent a temporary solution for supplying parts.

Production of the Super Duty at Ford's Kentucky truck plant will run "day to day", based on the availability of parts, Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said.

In the statement announcing the shutdown of F-150 production, the automaker does not note when production at either plant would resume.

"Our goal is to get production up and running as soon as possible", Mark Truby, a spokesperson for the company, told CNN Money.

The company has said it is working to resolve the supply disruption. Management of the two brands will rush to do whatever they can to take advantage of the F-150 production interruption. The Avon Lake, Ohio plant makes commercial grade trucks, including the "chassis cab" F-350, F-450 and F-550, along with the big F-650 and F-750 heavy duty trucks. The plant supplies other automakers as well, but so far only one - Fiat Chrysler - has reported an impact on production.

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