LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As automakers continue to endure a global semiconductor shortage, Ford announced more shutdowns as assembly plants across the U.S., including the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.

The Kentucky Truck Plant will be down for two weeks beginning April 26, representative Kelli Felker said in an email. Super shifts, which are overtime shifts on the weekends, will also be stalled.

The truck plant is the larger of Louisville's pair of Ford assembly plants.

Felker said a fire at a Japanese chip supplier and fallout from severe weather in Texas drove "additional production changes" at Ford.

"Our teams continue prioritizing key vehicle lines for production, making the most of our available semiconductor allocation, and have been using a number of unique solutions around the world so we can provide as many high-demand vehicles to our customers as dealers as possible," Felker said.

The chip shortage is creating downtime the weeks of April 19 and 26 at the following Ford U.S. assembly plants: Chicago, Flat Rock and Kansas City (both truck and Transit lines), while Ohio will produce only Super Duty Chassis cabs and Medium Duty trucks. Kentucky Truck Plant will be down the weeks of April 26 and May 3 and will remove super shifts the weeks of May 8-31.


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