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Chicago-area Ford and Jeep auto plants remain shut down by global semiconductor shortage

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Ford announced Wednesday it is extending a shutdown that began last week through the end of April at several facilities, including the Chicago Assembly Plant. The three-week shutdown is idling about 5,200 employees working three shifts at the plant on the city’s Southeast Side, which makes the Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator and Police Interceptor SUVs.

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