Ford Cranks Up Assembly Line Production Ford says it will boost production 13 percent in the coming months. The automaker says it needs to meet higher demand for its cars and trucks — especially its newly overhauled Ford Explorer SUV. Ratcheting up production could mean more jobs.

Ford Cranks Up Assembly Line Production

Ford Cranks Up Assembly Line Production

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Ford says it will boost production 13 percent in the coming months. The automaker says it needs to meet higher demand for its cars and trucks — especially its newly overhauled Ford Explorer SUV. Ratcheting up production could mean more jobs.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

NPR's business news starts with Ford cranking up the assembly line.

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MONTAGNE: Ford says it will boost production 13 percent in the coming months. The automaker says it needs to meet higher demand for its cars and trucks, especially its newly overhauled Ford Explorer SUV. Ratcheting up production could mean more jobs. The company says it's deciding whether to add a third shift to factories where workers are now on two shifts and working overtime.

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