the pain isn’t being felt just by the big trucks – F-Series sales fell ever-so-slightly by 0.2 percent while Transit sales fell 20 percent.
The manufacturer posted a 20.2 percent decline in heavy-duty truck sales last month versus the same period last year.
Blue Oval truck sales overall were down 4.2 percent.
Overall, heavy-duty sales are down over 10 percent for the year.
The layoffs come amid a significant downturn in sales for Ford’s heavy-duty lineup.
as declared in Ford Motor Company is temporarily terminating a shift at its Ohio Assembly Plant, where the Ford F-650 and F-750 Super Duty work trucks are built, laying off 130 hourly workers.
Sales of the Ford F-650 and F-750 Super Duty models are slumping, likely due to the fact that new models are arriving for 2018, Ford says.
The Ohio Assembly Plant, which has built a total of 4,856 Class-6 and Class-7 trucks so far this year, employs roughly 1,600 hourly workers, and is also where the E-Series cutaway van is produced.
“Some fleets are waiting to place their order until the new model year.”The arrival of the second-generation Ford F-650 and F-750 models for 2016 marked the start of their production at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake.
Previously, they’d been built at a plant in the state of Nuevo León in Mexico.
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Ford Plant in Ohio Makes 130 Temporary Layoffs
Ford will temporarily lay off 130 workers at its Ohio Assembly manufacturing facility in Avon Lake, Ohio.
The plant, which builds the Super Duty, F-650, and F-750 trucks, will transition to one shift based on slowing consumer demand.
View Photo Gallery | 7 Photos Photo 3/7 | 002 Auto News Four Wheeler Ford Livonia Transmission Plant Ohio Assembly Plant F150 Raptor Ten Speed TransmissionFord made waves in 2014 when it announced it would move production of its medium-duty F-650 and F-750 from Mexico to the Ohio plant.
This could possibly be thanks to the updates Ford is making to the 2018 F-650 and F-750 trucks.
According to Detroit News, the layoffs are part of a larger pattern of summer slowdowns across the automotive industry.