Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kansas City Ford Tough Times: Claycomo F-150 Plant Temporarily Shut Down Again



The far too big truck FAILS this week . . . Again.

Remember that this Spring there was also a temporary layoff.

Check the latest American auto disappointment dude to lack of demand . . .

Fox4: Thousands of Claycomo workers will be off for one week while Ford temporarily shuts down production of the popular F-150 pickup truck.

The F-150 pickup truck has been Ford's best-seller for decades, but recently sales have decreased. The shut downs in Claycomo and three other plants are a way for the auto maker to deal with demand. The F-150 is Ford's money-maker and makes up 90 percent of its profit during the second quarter.

With the shut down, as many as 13,000 hourly workers will be laid off at all four plants. 9,000 are U.S. workers while the rest are workers in Mexico . . .
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15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

actual pu sales, f-150 is number 1, clearly not a "fail"

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/10/best-selling-pickup-trucks-september-2016.html

Anonymous said...

Only old people buy cars.

Everybody else just orders and Uber.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that everyone has an F150 now.

Anonymous said...

I think the union workers brag about how much they're paid during these shutdowns. I'm sure the other workers get nothing.

Can you imagine that 90% of Ford profit is from F-150 trucks? Talk about having all your eggs in one basket.

Anonymous said...

But...but....President Obama says the economy is as good as it's ever been!!

Anonymous said...

Chevy makes better trucks.

Anonymous said...

put down your pipe

Anonymous said...

The world is going to miss those $40K weed haulers produced by the finest Union money milkers in America with 90 percent foreign parts.

Anonymous said...

hey, it's OUR team.

Anonymous said...

This is called a fucking paid vacation.

"Shutdown", my ass.

Anonymous said...

Crime rate in Claycomo trailer parks will be on the rise, shortly.

Anonymous said...

Unemployment and a supplemental check for 200. If you don't like your works lay off policies maybe you should think about joining a union.

Anonymous said...

Awww, there's some bitter butthurts that can't have others getting decent pay for skilled work. Giving your best years to wear and tear, while it's hurry and hurry some more with increased efficiency in auto production isn't so easy. Concessions and compromises edged toward shareholders' concerns is becoming the norm.

So, who do you think puts plenty of money in circulation, and glad to do so? Yes, UAW members buy vehicles, co-sign student loans for their families, pay mortgages/other interest on debt, and all the usual expenditures of food/clothing. Plus, the industry's labor force is acknowledged as charitable--in funds and volunteerism.

Don't hate what's great for America.

Bob said...

3:21, non-union workers do all of those things too. Union membership has nothing to do with it.

William Hughes said...

First of all, they're running three shifts instead of two and operating 7 days a week instead of 6 so they've been producing more trucks than ever out of that plant. A one week layoff is not a big deal. Sales were going to slow down eventually once the market was saturated enough. Secondly, the layoff in the spring had nothing to do with sales. There were some repairs that needed to be done that couldn't be completed while the line was running. Need to get your facts straight before you just mindlessly throw this garbage out there, Tony. It's not good for your credibility.