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DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is cutting 900 workers at the Michigan plant that makes the Mustang.

Ford said Tuesday that the Flat Rock plant will go from two shifts to one in July. The plant, which is jointly owned with Mazda, also makes the Mazda6. Nearly 2,300 people work there.

Ford spokeswoman Marcey Evans said there was significant down time at the plant in 2009. Mustang sales fell 27 percent last year, while Mazda6 sales were down 34 percent.

Evans says a majority of the workers will be offered positions at other plants. Ford recently announced it will hire 1,200 workers at its Chicago Assembly Plant to build the new Ford Explorer.

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