Ford to keep Claycomo plant open longer as it looks to meet demand

From The Kansas City Star

Ford Motor Co. will shorten the usual summer shutdown at its Kansas City Assembly Plant and other facilities as it looks to keep pace with demand for its new F-150 pickup and other vehicles.

The company said it will produce nearly 40,000 additional vehicles this summer by keeping the plants open another week.

This follows a May in which Ford saw a 10 percent decrease in sales of its F-150, which the Claycomo plant produces. Ford said limited inventory of the truck hurt sales.

This marks the third consecutive year the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker has shortened its summer break from two weeks to one.

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