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Ford Adjusts Labor Force To Boost SUV Production

Posted on December 3, 2018
The revamped 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator have posted strong sales and proven popular among luxury transportation operators. (photo: Lincoln)
The revamped 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator have posted strong sales and proven popular among luxury transportation operators. (photo: Lincoln)

Ford is cutting a shift at two of its plants, but the automaker is avoiding layoffs by moving workers to other facilities, the company said Wednesday.

The automaker is shifting about 500 workers from its Louisville Assembly plant to its Kentucky Truck Plant — both in Kentucky — to increase production of the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, which are both experiencing strong sales.

Ford is especially strong in larger pickups and SUVs. Ford Expedition sales in October increased 36 percent from one year ago, while Lincoln Navigator rose more than 80 percent over the same month in 2017.

CNBC.com article here

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Related Topics: Ford, Ford Expedition, Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, OEMs, SUVs, vehicle production, vehicle sales

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