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Ford Reducing F-150, SUV Production

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Sept. 3, 2021—Ford Motor Co. confirmed on Wednesday it will be reducing output at several plants due to the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage. 

Starting Sept. 6, Ford will reduce its Dearborn Truck Plant, which produces the F-150, to operate on one shift, according to The Detroit News. F-150 production at Ford's Kansas City plant will remain down through next week. 

"Behind the scenes, we have teams working on how to maximize production, with a continued commitment to building every high-demand vehicle for our customers with the quality they expect," Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said in a statement. 

Fords Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, which produces the company's Super Duty pickups as well as the Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs, operate on two shits the weeks of Sept. 6 and 13 instead of its normal three. 

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