Ford is hoping to get 150 workers at certain US plants to take a buyout package.
Facilities: Michigan Assembly
Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant has stopped producing the slow-selling C-MAX Energi. The regular C-MAX will end production in mid-2018.
Some Ford assembly line workers lift their arms about 4,600 times per day, on average. This exoskeleton device could help reduce the strain.
Ford is preparing to shut down five of its North American production facilities for a combined total of ten weeks.
Both the Ford Taurus and the C-MAX could be discontinued in the US before too long, with no heir apparent.
Ford’s next-generation compact car was captured testing recently. Click for more.
Ford, which builds more vehicles in the US than any other automaker, found itself the primary target in Donald Trump’s railing against free trade.
Ford CEO Mark Fields says now is an ideal time for some pro-business tax reform.
Ford’s Michigan Assembly, which builds the Focus and C-MAX compacts, will be idled for an extra two weeks by the year’s end.