Global Chip Shortage Leads To Planned Two-Week Shutdown At Ford’s Hermosillo Plant

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 8:34am
Updated: Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 9:26am

Hermosillo Ford plant
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The Hermosillo Ford plant is one of the largest employers in the city.

The global shortage of semiconductors is now impacting car manufacturing in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south.

The massive Ford plant in Hermosillo is slated to start a two-week shutdown next week. That’s according to a company spokesperson, who cited the chip shortage, as well as a union representative.

The facility, which is one of the city’s most important employers, manufactures the new Bronco Sport. With well over 18,000 built, March was the biggest month yet for the model. Well over 50 thousand have been completed to date, according to federal data. An unnamed truck is also being built in Hermosillo, according to a February investor report.

The shutdown was first revealed by Reuters, which reported that workers would get 75% of their pay during the stoppage.

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