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F-150 production suspended at Ford Claycomo plant

Posted at 5:54 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 18:54:49-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — F-150 production has been suspended at the Ford plant in Claycomo, Missouri, after a fire at a parts supplier. 

According to a news release from Ford, a fire at Meridian Magnesium Products of America’s plant is causing a parts shortage. The shortage is affecting multiple Ford plants, including the one in Claycomo. Ford didn’t say how long the suspension will last. 

“This is a fluid situation, but we are working closely with our supplier and UAW partners to do everything we can to limit the impact on our production,” Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of Global Operations, said in a news release. “It’s a full team effort and we’re confident that any impacts will be short term. The good news is we have strong inventories of our best-selling F-Series pickups and other vehicles, and customers won’t have a problem finding the model they want.”

Ford said F-150 production is also suspended at the Dearborn Truck Plant, and production of the Ford F-Series Super Duty is down at the Kentucky Truck Plant. The company said it expects Super Duty production to continue at the Ohio Assembly plant in Avon Lake.