Ford to shut down Louisville Assembly Plant for 2 weeks due to parts shortage

The plant, which makes the Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair, will be down the weeks of April 12 and April 19.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nearly 4,000 Ford employees will not work for two weeks due to a parts shortage impacting the Louisville Assembly Plant.

Ford Motor Company said the plant, which makes the Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair, will be down the weeks of April 12 and April 19 following a global semiconductor shortage. Several other Ford plants, including ones in Ohio and Illinois, will also be down during that time.

This is not the first time Ford has been impacted by the semiconductor shortage. In January, a spokesperson said the plant would have a “down week” due to the shortage. Officials later confirmed an extended shutdown.

Additionally, the Louisville Assembly Plant was shut down the week of Feb. 22 due to “weather-related parts shortages.”

The Associated Press previously reported that the shortage and a February winter storm forced Ford to build F-150 pickup trucks without some computers. The trucks would be help at factories and shipped to dealers once computers were available and quality checks were done.

Several automakers have announced production cuts at North American factories due to the shortage.

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