in Automotive News Europe, by Michael Martinez, 26-03-2020
In a statement, the UAW union said: “We are reviewing with great concern and caution today’s announcement. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, their families and the American public.”
The automaker said a number of other operations also are scheduled to restart April 14 to support the assembly plants. Those are Dearborn Stamping, Dearborn Diversified Manufacturing, integrated stamping plants inside Kansas City Assembly and Kentucky Truck, Sharonville Transmission and portions of Van Dyke Transmission, Lima Engine and Rawsonville Components.
The automaker’s North American plants have been down since March 20. Ford originally planned to restart production March 30 but pushed back the deadline after many states, including Michigan, issued stay-at-home orders that go beyond those dates.