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Strong Edge sales shortens Ford’s summer break

The mid-sized SUV built at the Oakville plant had record US sales in May.


June 3, 2015
by The Canadian Press

Ford's Vehicle on Wheels (VOW) production cell at its Oakville, Ont. plant.  PHOTO: FORD OF CANADA

Ford’s Vehicle on Wheels (VOW) production cell at its Oakville, Ont. plant. PHOTO: FORD OF CANADA

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford’s Oakville assembly plant in Ontario will be operating an extra week this summer in response to soaring demand for the Edge.

The Detroit-based automaker says the factory and five assembly plants in the US will shut down for one week starting June 29 instead of the usual two-week break.

The company says the Ford Edge – a mid-sized sport utility vehicle built in Oakville – had record US sales last month.

Canadian sales of the Edge were also strong in May after hitting a record in April.

Ford expects to make an additional 40,000 vehicles in total as a result of the extra week of work.

It’s the third year in a row that Ford has shortened summer breaks to meet demand for its vehicles.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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