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    October 08, 2021

    Ford temporarily suspends production in Mexico plant

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    U.S. automaker Ford will temporarily suspend production from Oct. 11-12 at its Hermosillo plant in Mexico because of a shortage of material, the plant's labor union said on Thursday.

    Workers will be paid 75% of salaries on those days, the union added in a statement.

    Ford produces its Bronco Sport SUV at the Hermosillo plant in Sonora. It did not specify which materials were in short supply.

    Ford did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Other automakers have struggled with a chip shortage as manufacturers shifted production toward parts needed for laptops, cell phones, and video games during the pandemic.

     

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    Rivals General Motors and Volkswagen have suspended operations several times this year. On Wednesday, the Mexican unit of Nissan said it would temporarily stop production during October at two plants.

    Earlier this month, Ford said it would suspend production at its Flat Rock, Michigan plant and at parts of its Kansas City plant.

     

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