Ford is decreasing car manufacturing at seven crops in North America as a result of a scarcity of chips

Ford began resuming vehicle production in the U.S. on May 18, 2020 with new coronavirus safety protocols such as health assessments, personal protective equipment, and changes to facilities to increase social distancing.


Ford Motor is significantly reducing production at seven plants in North America due to the ongoing global shortage of semiconductor chips, including the facilities to manufacture its highly profitable pickup trucks.

Measures vary by plant, but range from overtime cancellations to facilities closed for up to three weeks from April to June.

The affected plants are located in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Ontario, Canada. They manufacture a wide range of products – from F-150 pickups and vans to Ford Explorer SUVs and Ford Escape Crossovers.

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