Ford’s Windsor plant to close this Friday due to tire shortage

Article by Christian A., on May 1, 2011

Due to tire shortages at U.S. assembly plants, Ford Motor Co.’s Windsor engine plant in Ontario will shut down on May 6, and on the week of June 6, according to a union official.

Workers were informed about the downtime on April 27, said Marc Renaud, vice president of Canadian Auto Workers Local 200. Renaud said that on the days when the plant is closed, its 480 employees will get partial wages. Renaud described this as “just a blip in the system.”

He said that suppliers aren’t able to get sufficient inventory, according to Autonews. Last week, Ford suspended operations at its Dearborn, Mich. assembly plant.

This is where the F-series trucks are built. Ford also shut down its assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, which builds E-series vans. Vehicles produced in these factories get 5.4-liter and 6.8-liter engines from the Windsor engine plant. These two U.S. plants are operating this week.

Ford spokesman Todd Nissen provided confirmation about the downtime but he didn’t say if this was the result of tire shortages.

He asserted that the downtime was not linked to the March 11 earthquake in Japan. Nissen said that the company is making adjustments to its engine inventory so that it is able to meet the production demands at assembly plants. Except for a few Saturdays, the Windsor engine plant doesn’t have other downtime days scheduled for the rest of 2011.

Topics: ford, factory

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