Ford Motor Company will add an additional 200,000 units of annual
straight-time capacity this year. In addition, Ford will produce an
extra 40,000 units by idling select plants for only one week during
what has been the traditional two-week summer shutdown.

The 200,000 annual straight-time capacity additions this year will
come from Chicago Assembly Plant, Flat Rock Assembly Plant and Kansas
City Assembly Plant, including increased production of some of Ford’s
best-selling vehicles including Ford Explorer, Ford Fusion and Ford
F-Series. The increased production at Kansas City Assembly Plant with
the addition of a third crew, which Ford announced in early May, is
included in the 200,000 increase.

Additionally, 20 plants, including six assembly plants, will take a
reduced summer shutdown this year. The assembly plants taking one week
of shutdown are Chicago Assembly, Cuautitlán Assembly, Hermosillo
Stamping and Assembly, Kentucky Truck, Michigan Assembly and Oakville
This is the second year in a row Ford has taken the action in order to
meet strong demand for its products.

To meet demand for Ford vehicles, the company will add nearly 3,500
hourly jobs in 2013. With its latest announcement of more than 2,000
new jobs at Kansas City Assembly Plant, as well as more than 1,400 new
jobs at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Ford is three-quarters of the way to
its plan to create 12,000 hourly jobs in the United States by 2015.
The company hired more than 8,000 salaried and hourly employees in the
U.S. last year.

Source: Ford