Ford Plant Shuts Down Amid Natural Gas Shortage
Kansas City, MO (KMBC) – Ford has shutdown its busy F-150 assembly plant because of a natural gas shortage caused by severe winter weather hitting much of the country.
The Kansas City assembly plant that makes its best-selling F-150 pickup shuttered on February 13th.
The auto company says it hopes to return to normal operations by Monday.
Ford said in a statement, it made the decision to help minimize the use of natural gas that’s critical to heat homes.
The temporary shutdown is the just the latest problem for Ford.
Like many automakers, Ford has also been hit by a global shortage of semiconductor computer chips that has slowed production.