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Ford to idle first plant as a result of Japan disaster

by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Apr 2nd, 2011 at 4:33PM

2011 Ford F-450 Lariat – Click above for high-res image gallery Ford hasn't said much about its supply situation in the wake of the earthquake in Japan, but now the automaker has no choice but to spill the beans. The Detroit News reports that Ford will shut down its Louisville, Kentucky plant next week due to a parts shortage. The facility produces the Ford Expedition, Ford Super Duty trucks, and the Lincoln Navigator. Ford sales analyst George Pipas did not identify the part that was in short supply, though he did add that high gas prices have helped slow sales of these vehicles... Read More

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