Fate of Ford F-150, Super Duty trucks depends on plant shredded by tornado

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Looks like the bad news continue for Ford...

A tornado that ripped apart the roof and interior of a BorgWarner factory in Seneca, South Carolina, and killed a security guard stationed outside on April 13 has left Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Toyota and Ford Motor Co., wondering when operations will return to normal.

The three automakers count on the Auburn Hills-based parts supplier for an essential car part used in the bestselling Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150, Super Duty trucks, Expedition, Explorer, Transit van, Lincoln Navigator and Lincoln Aviator.

"We are working closely with their teams on recovery operations and startup plans," said Kaileen Connelly, an FCA spokeswoman.

The item may not sound like a big deal – what's called a transfer case – but it's so important that Ford alerted the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday that the "company's assets" had been damaged at the enormous drivetrain plant.

source: Yahoo
 
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Ford now expects no production disruption from tornado-damaged supplier


This is great news!
 

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