LOUISVILLE, KY—Ford Motor Co. will once again shut down its Louisville Assembly Plant for a week, this time due to weather-related parts shortages.
The latest closure will take place the week of Feb. 22 and is unrelated to the global semiconductor shortage that shut down the plant for two weeks in January and the first week of February. “The unseasonably cold weather throughout much of North America continues to affect operations at some of our plants in the region,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
Workers will receive 75 percent of their gross pay during the shutdown.Ford is also shutting down operations at its assembly plant in Oakville, ON, Canada, for the week of Feb. 22. However, Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant, which is also located in Louisville and which makes the company’s Super Duty Trucks, Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators, has not been affected.
Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant shut down for the week of Feb. 15-19 due to concerns over available natural gas during the cold snap. The plant resumed operations on Feb. 22.