Ford plans to layoff 130 at Avon Lake Assembly Plant this summer

AVON LAKE, Ohio -- The Ford Motor Company plans to temporarily about 130 workers at its assembly plant here, according to Ford.

Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker released a statement regarding the decision, saying:

"We are temporarily moving our F-650, F-750 production to one shift at Ohio Assembly Plant as we match our production with customer demand.

We expect the majority of these temporary layoffs will be voluntary and that the workers will return in the fall when we begin to build the new model year vehicles. Approximately 130 will be temporarily affected."

The layoffs are expected to start May 15 and last through September, according to Ford.

Back in January 2016, the Associated Press reported that Ford was increasing truck production at its assembly plant near Cleveland. The Associated Press said the automaker says its truck plant in Avon Lake will be making the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty chassis cab.

The Avon Lake assembly plant was already making the Ford F-650 and F-750, according to the Associated Press.

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