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Old 05-08-2018, 10:31 PM
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Super Duty Production Halt?

Any insiders know more about this? According to the article a fire at Fordís magnesium supplier has stopped Super Duty production.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...ian/592898002/




 
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:41 PM
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Did you read the article? It says they arent shutting down the SD production.

"The Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville and the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, the only sites where Super Duty trucks are built, are not scheduled for shut down."
 
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:32 AM
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Lolz the title says f150.
 
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:59 AM
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Did you read the article? It says they arent shutting down the SD production.

"The Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville and the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, the only sites where Super Duty trucks are built, are not scheduled for shut down."
Did you read the article? It said they already have shut down SuperDuty production. What they also said is they are not fully shutting down KTP, and that’s because iit also manufactures Expeditions there. Apparently has something to do with instrument panel cluster. Hope this is not as bad as it appears to be. Feel bad for all the lives this may impact with possible lost wages.


 
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:57 AM
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Rad support is the issue
 
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:21 AM
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So the issue is the Rad support..... I used to work for said supplier and still have family and friends who work there , obviously I cant tell you guys all the details but there has been a very unfortunate event that has occurred that has shut the facilities down. They are working very hard to get tooling shipped to sister plants to get things back up and going... I will see if I can find you guys a news article on it.
 
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:43 AM
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So the issue is the Rad support..... I used to work for said supplier and still have family and friends who work there , obviously I cant tell you guys all the details but there has been a very unfortunate event that has occurred that has shut the facilities down. They are working very hard to get tooling shipped to sister plants to get things back up and going... I will see if I can find you guys a news article on it.
Not really that hard to find, for those of us in the mid-Michigan area: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/...ter/589718002/

Its been on the news nearly every morning, with updates on the workers and the plant reopening (the areas that were not burned)
 
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Not really that hard to find, for those of us in the mid-Michigan area: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/...ter/589718002/

Its been on the news nearly every morning, with updates on the workers and the plant reopening (the areas that were not burned)
^^^^got to it first.... yeah that's the place... the ole mag plant... good times, good times. Problem now I think is buss work and compressors are down. Compressors aren't too big of an issue as they can haul in some trailer mounted rentals (like 14 of them just to run presses) but the buss working in the ceiling is a issue at this time. Plus the way the building works they have no way to remelt scrap at this time...They will move to tooling over to canada and try to get things back going again, I feel bad for anyone who has a truck on order right now...
 
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Tricon View Post

"The Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville and the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, the only sites where Super Duty trucks are built, are not scheduled for shut down."
Super Dutys F250 thru F550 are produced at the KTP.
Medium duty F650 and F750 are produced at Avon Lake.
 
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Originally Posted by Boilermaker374 View Post
Super Dutys F250 thru F550 are produced at the KTP.
Medium duty F650 and F750 are produced at Avon Lake.
Avon Lake also makes 350, 450, and 550's, but I believe they are Chassis Cab production only.
 
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Originally Posted by svtride View Post
Rad support is the issue
This is the article where I saw the reference to instrument panel, but certainly the Rad support makes much more sense for this type of supplier;

Ford F-150 Supplier Fire Slows Pickup Production - PickupTrucks.com News
 
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Yeah, the dang article is misleading.

"Meanwhile, production of the Ford Super Duty trucks has stopped, but no layoffs have occurred, she confirmed. The Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville and the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, the only sites where Super Duty trucks are built, are not scheduled for shut down. Felker said Ford has continued manufacturing Expeditions, Navigators and other large vehicles uninterrupted."

I wonder if this has any effect on the 19`s...
 
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Did you read the article? It said they already have shut down SuperDuty production. What they also said is they are not fully shutting down KTP, and thatís because iit also manufactures Expeditions there. Apparently has something to do with instrument panel cluster. Hope this is not as bad as it appears to be. Feel bad for all the lives this may impact with possible lost wages.


You're right, it's almost that same paragraph. They say it's halted and then say it's not shutdown, guess I skipped over that. My bad.
 
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:35 AM
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You're right, it's almost that same paragraph. They say it's halted and then say it's not shutdown, guess I skipped over that. My bad.
Having a job that takes me into many of these plants, my guess is that with both KTP and OHAP having 2 assembly lines, things get messy on layoffs. At KTP for example, you cannot layoff everyone on the Super Duty line, as some of them have seniority on those working on the Exp/Nav line (Union rules, you have to layoff from the bottom to the top). You also don't want to layoff the lowest seniority, and move people around, as you would have too many people on jobs they don't know how to do, which slows the line, and effect quality.

So the plant is not shut down, as it is making the other product, but they are not making the effected vehicles either.
 
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by D3thM3tal View Post
Yeah, the dang article is misleading.


I wonder if this has any effect on the 19`s...
Very interesting question. I have an 18 scheduled for the 28th of this month. If production gets pushed back, would they delay the plant switch-over to 19's, or would they cancel the 18's that got delayed, and those that were customer ordered would have to be re-submitted as 19"s. This will be very interesting as it unfolds over the next couple weeks. I can only imagine what's going on behind the scenes at FMC trying to get through this.
 
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