The move means approximately 4,000 workers at Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant will be temporarily laid off, joining roughly 3,600 workers at Ford's truck plant in Kansas City who were told to stay home earlier this week.
A fire knocked out production at one of Ford's suppliers.
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"This is a fluid situation", Joe Hinrichs, president of global operations at Ford said in a statement on Wednesday.
Ford has about an 84-day supply of the F-Series truck in dealers' inventories, so the company never expected a shortage that would impact clients or dealerships. At this point there is no word on just how long production of the F-150 will be halted, a Ford spokesman has said that it would last at least a few days.
Last month Ford sold 73,104 F-Series pickups, with the overwhelming majority of those being the F-150 according to company sales reports. It also is more than four times the sales of its second best selling vehicle, the Escape SUV.
Ford Motor's quarterly revenues will be impacted by shutdowns at three USA truck plants resulted due to a fire at a key parts supplier, the US automaker stated on Wednesday, while confirming its full-year earnings estimate. They will get most of but not all of their pay during the temporary layoff.