Winter weather nixes first shift at Ford’s Oakville plant


Published February 18, 2021 at 4:20 pm

Winter weather shut down or slowed production for automotive manufacturers yesterday morning, including at Oakville’s Ford Assembly Complex.

Recent hazardous winter weather is causing havoc for Ford, disrupting its plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The automobile maker shut down four plants and cut shifts at four others in North America.

The Oakville plant, which builds the Edge and Lincoln Nautilus vehicles, was idled in the morning. It was expected to be up and running for the afternoon shift.

Weather issues forced the closure of the Ohio Assembly Plant outside of Cleveland, Flat Rock, Kansas City Assembly Plant and the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico.

The Dearborn Truck Plant and the Chicago Assembly Plant were idled in the morning, but, like Oakville, were also expected to be back up and running for the afternoon shift.

General Motors also cancelled the first and second shifts Tuesday at several plants across North America.

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