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Old 05-10-2018, 03:08 PM
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Default Magnesium Supplier Fire Stops Ford F-150 Production

Ford Motor Company has stopped F-150 and Super Duty production in Kansas City, Kentucky and Dearborn as the automaker suffers from a shortage of magnesium chassis components, after the plant that makes those chassis parts burned last week.

Ford Motor Company has been forced to stop production of the F-150, F-250 and F-350 due to a shortage of chassis components after a key supplier had a massive factory fire.

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The Ford F-150 and the entire Super Duty lineup have chassis components made from stamped magnesium. Those unique metal components are provided by Meridian Magnesium Products in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, but on May 2nd, Meridian’s facility caught fire. Magnesium is incredibly flammable in the proper conditions and the factory fire provided those conditions – making the fire hard to contain. By the time the fire was extinguished, Meridian’s facility was significantly damaged, preventing the company from stamping any new chassis components for the Ford F-Series lineup.

Magnesium Supplier Fire Stops Ford F-150 Production
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:23 PM
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I hope it will be resumed quickly.
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