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Ford To Lay Off 150 At Buffalo Stamping Plant

Fri, 06/10/2011 - 7:21am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to lay off 150 people from its Buffalo Stamping Plant in September.

The automaker says the New York layoffs will result from the closing of one of two Canadian assembly plants which Buffalo supplies.

The layoffs were disclosed Thursday in a notice to the New York Labor Department. They'll take effect Sept. 5.

The plant currently has 650 hourly workers.

Ford, in November 2009, announced it would shut down its St. Thomas Assembly plant near London, Ontario, because of a drop in demand for larger vehicles.

The plant makes the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.

The Buffalo plant will continue to supply Ford's Oakville, Ontario, assembly plant. That facility makes the Ford Edge and Ford Flex and Lincoln MKX and MKT.

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