Due to slow U. S. sales of the Mustang sports car, Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday that 900 Michigan workers would lose their jobs.
According to Ford it would cut one shift from its Auto Alliance International plant in Flat Rock, Mich., a factory that is jointly owned with Mazda Motor Co.
The Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday that as such, the plant also produces the Mazda6 mid-sized sedan.
But Mustang sales fell 27 percent in 2009 compared with 2008, and Mazda6 sales fell 34 percent.
Ford further said that it would offer most of the Flat Rock workers jobs at other plants. The company previously said it would hire 1,200 workers to produce
the Ford Explorer in Chicago and 1,000 workers in Michigan to produce car batteries for electric powered cars. (With Input from Agencies)
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