Thousands of employees at Ford Motor Co.’s Louisville Assembly Plant are not working the week of Feb. 13 as the automaker sorts out production issues with its refreshed 2023 Escape SUV.

Workers are set to return Feb. 20, according to a layoff memo obtained by WDRB News. However, production at the plant on Fern Valley Road has been day-to-day for the last several weeks. It ran the week before the stoppage before work was halted midweek.

The plant, known as LAP, has been plagued by shortages of parts made by suppliers as well as hiccups with the redesigned Escape, its main product. LAP also produces the Lincoln Corsair, but the Escape accounts for the vast majority of its volume.

To read more, see WDRB News.

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