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Everything posted by Oacjay98

  1. Thanks for the insight, what you’re saying makes a lot of sense. I hope to hear more from ford to in regards to OAC product allocation as well as Mexico. The retool is years away but I’m sure they’re far into the planning process.
  2. What 3 row suvs if they said they will be the size of edge nautilus unless they put explorer aviator EVs in mexico
  3. Yup, Corsair only confirmed product at OAC. Lots of people up here are speculating about what products we may get. People are also spreading rumors that we will retool early but that’s all talk. The past couple weeks all we have been building is Nautilus on reduced hours while the 11000 edges are rotting outside the OAC lots. Oakville bottom of the barrel til retool so such is life! I see lots of downtime and a stockpile before they tear this place apart to install MEB platform. I hope ford sheds more light soon about the other products that are coming here. I agree though Corsair means Escape and similar products probably.
  4. 2035 is a ways away seems as though these governments are hell bent on eliminating ICE. Maybe by then there will be adequate infrastructure lol.
  5. Oacjay98

    '21 May Sales

    Yep hopefully things start to get better as forecasted third quarter.
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    '21 May Sales

    Isn’t that Japanese chip factory renesas naka up and running now?? Aren’t they a big chip supplier for ford?? I know we’re far from out of the woods and the layoffs will continue let’s just hope at a lesser rate in the 3rd and 4th quarter.
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    '21 May Sales

    Still piles of edges and nautilus rotting outside although people in final department were doing repairs and shipping Lincoln’s last week.
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    '21 May Sales

    So was June for OAC at least. Down for 4 weeks. We go back on the 28th work for 4 days then 1 week summer shutdown.
  9. I believe masks will still have to be worn at all ford facilities for the remainder of the year. Who knows I could be very wrong, just my thoughts.
  10. Very well said, that about sums it up. Mulally wasn’t a car guy like Farley but changed the corporate culture at Fomoco and added some common sense when it lacked. Farley is a car guy through and through and I believe he will continue to perform well. Hackett was good and deserves some credit as well.
  11. As they should!!! The facility is under-utilized and needs products. Farley seems to have a competent game plan so things should play out well.
  12. Alan Mulally and Jim Farley are by far the most competent CEOs Ford has had in along time.
  13. I can’t wait til the 2023 contract year when unifor and the uaw bargain at the same time. I wonder if the UAW will bitch at ford for investing in OAC and undermine EV investment here so the UAW will benefit. Since I see they want to implement all these UAW made provisions on EVs.
  14. Hope so because I’m staring at barrel of 1 month more off at OAC after next week. We’re getting hammered along with every other plant. Louisville and OAC are getting hit the hardest.
  15. Oacjay98

    Dearborn Shutdown?

    Only makes sense in terms of profitability based on demand. F series Bronco Explorer most critical
  16. Oacjay98

    Dearborn Shutdown?

    Yup I totally agree, even without covid shutdowns and this semi conductor mess we still would’ve had down weeks just not this much! We’ve discussed this before and everyone knows the Edge/Nautilus situation. Fords gotta get them trucks to the dealers not sitting in parking lots and with the new products being launched we are OAC know we’re facing lots more on and off work to come. The market dictates what happens but with no major redesign we know how that goes.
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    Dearborn Shutdown?

    It’s the same shit going on up here at OAC. We have 11,000 Edge/Nautilus packed around the plant. We were down for 4 weeks during that time they took parts out of the units parked around the plant and are putting them into the units we are building now. The units we are building now are shipping. Word is we will only be back til May 28th then down til July at least. I knew we would have lots of downtime as ford has to process those f series sitting around Michigan and in Kentucky. I’m just wondering what the process will be to get all of these vehicles of these lots. OT for us,Third party?? This year has been a big SHITSHOW so far in this industry!
  18. Ford does change plans too often hence the reason I’m taking the believe when I see it approach to 5 new EVS coming to Oakville in the mid 2020s. They secured the 600 million government money so somethings coming. The plan will change again before then I bet!
  19. I agree and i believe they have sourced the microchips to MAP as A1 priority to ensure launch goes well. You guys are number 1 on the list of plant priority I’m sure.
  20. Of course the broncos are getting most of the microchips. Ford can’t fuck up this launch. It’s been a messed up year the bronco should be the bright spot for ford until they get this microchip bullshit resolved.
  21. I always said had that 3rd Mexican plant been built OAC would’ve probably been dead in the water. This plan is all still new, I’m pretty sure things will change as they always do with Ford. I’m what way I don’t know but one day at a time with ford and their planning that’s how I’m taking it.
  22. They’re gonna have to build some batteries up here so we will see how it all plays out. It just may be good news for Canada.
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    OAC BEV Clay Model?

    That’s true kinda makes me wonder why they would be smaller vehicles in Canada since we have such high labor costs according to the bean counters. We do have that free trade agreement with Europe so that could be a factor. I think you’re right though about the vehicles being built at more than one facility.