Friday, 17 September 2021 22:50

Downtime Continues for Carmakers as Chip Shortage Carries On

Written by Joseph Szczesny, The Detroit Bureau

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Automakers are still grappling with the chip shortage, cutting production time down and giving up on getting those vehicles back this year---however, not all the closures are semiconductor related.

Ford Motor Co. plans to resume production Sept. 20 at an assembly plant in Flat Rock, MI, which closed earlier this month after a leak of toxic material into the local sewer system forced hundreds of residents from their homes near the plant. 


Ford confirmed by e-mail the company agreed to pay each owner of the 1,100 homes impacted by the spill $500 to cover expenses incurred when they had to leave their homes near the plant south of Detroit. The Flat Rock plant currently builds the Ford Mustang is the only Ford plant building traditional passenger cars. 


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