Ford extends downtime at Missouri F-150 plant to fourth week

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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. will extend downtime at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo., to a fourth-straight week due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage.

The automaker informed employees Wednesday that both the truck and van sides of the plant will be shuttered until Sept. 20. Workers there build the bestselling F-150 pickup as well as the Transit van.

The truck side of the plant has been down since August 23.

The ongoing chip shortage has greatly impacted production of some of Ford’s most important nameplates.

The company plans to work through “most” of some 60,000 to 70,000 unfinished vehicles that are sitting in lots around assembly plants by the end of the third quarter.

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