Ford announced on Tuesday that its North American facilities will remain closed beyond March 30, when it had originally planned to restart production, due of course to the continuing devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Recall that last week, at the urging of the Union of Automobile Workers (UAW) and in conjunction with General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the automaker agreed to close its plants in the United States, Mexico and Canada until March 30.
Since that decision, a number of U.S. states where Ford has plants, including Michigan, have ordered residents to remain in their homes, except for essential workers. Ontario, where Ford has an assembly plant and some factories producing engines, has also ordered people to stay home as of today.
Until further notice
At this point in time, no date has been put given regarding a restart of operations.