Ford Idles Assembly Plants in Michigan, Kentucky

Five assembly plants operated by Ford Motor Company will be idled this month, affecting traffic of Norfolk Southern, CSX and Kansas City Southern.

train image2One of the plants is located in Louisville, Kentucky, and is served by CSX. The other plants are located in Michigan; Claycomo, Missouri, (near Kansas City); and in Mexico.

Ford said that due to falling sales it was pausing production at plants that build the F-150 pickup, Escape and Lincoln MKC sport utility vehicles, and the Fusion and Fiesta cars.
The Louisville plant builds the Escape and was shut down this week.

Last week Ford temporary closed its Mustang assembly line at its Flat Rock, Michigan, plant. CN serves that facility while NS handles Ford traffic from its nearby Melvindale auto loading ramp.

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