Ford aiming to restart production at Dearborn, Sterling Heights plants on April 14

Posted at 7:29 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 17:36:48-04

(WXYZ) — Ford Motor Company says it is aiming to restart production at select plants in North America.

It says it aims to bring key plants back online while the company introduces additional safety measures to protect returning workers.

On April 14, Ford is planning to start building vehicles at Dearborn Truck Plant, along with Kentucky Truck Plant, Kansas City Assembly Plant's Transit line and Ohio Assembly Plant.

To support the assembly plants, Ford is also aiming to resume production April 14 at portions of Van Dyke Transmission plant as well.

Ford notes that the company will continue to assess public health conditions along with supplier readiness, and will adjust plans if necessary.

The UAW released the following statement in response:

“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.”

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