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US:Ford Cuts Mid-Size SUV Production

Ford Cuts Mid-Size SUV Production

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Ford said it will reduce production of its Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator sport-utility vehicles at its suburban St. Louis assembly plant effective Jan. 3, eliminating about 800 jobs, the Associated Press reported.

Ford will end the second of two production shifts at the Hazelwood plant, which employs more than 2,600 workers.

In 2002, Ford announced plans to close the factory by the middle of the decade, among other things citing declining SUV sales, the story said.

Ford said it could save money by moving production of the Hazelwood-built SUVs to the a newer plant in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sales of the Explorer including the Sport and Sport Trac versions through August were down 6.7% over the same period last year, according to Autodata Corp. Sales of the Mountaineer slid 2.4%, while demand for the Aviator has slumped 18%.

My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.

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