Ford aims to resume operations at Kentucky Truck Plant on April 14

Ford aims to resume operations at Kentucky Truck Plant on April 14

Ford Motor Co. is planning to resume operations at the Kentucky Truck Plant in April, according to Kumar Galhotra, president of Ford North America. It’s one of five plants that the automaker plans to reopen next month.In addition to KTP, production will also resume at the Dearborn Truck Plant, Kansas City Assembly Plant’s Transit line and Ohio Assembly Plant on April 14. Ahead of those, the Hermosillo Assembly Plant will open one shift on April 6.On Wednesday, Ford told workers that a Kentucky Truck Plant employee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus after the factory closed last week.”This is something that we’re dealing with, it’s brand new, there’s no manual on it,” said UAW 162 President Todd Dunn. “They have the employee’s name, they know who they are, they know their job classification, they know who they work with,” Dunn told WLKY.He says while the company is working to identify who that worker came into contact with – Protocols are in place, including having hundreds of workers clean common areas. RELATED: Louisville Ford plant employee tests positive for COVID-19A letter sent to employees from the plant manager states employees who may have had direct contact with the employee have been contacted and told to self-quarantine for 14 days.There is no word yet on when Louisville Assembly Plant might reopen.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

Ford Motor Co. is planning to resume operations at the Kentucky Truck Plant in April, according to Kumar Galhotra, president of Ford North America.

It’s one of five plants that the automaker plans to reopen next month.

In addition to KTP, production will also resume at the Dearborn Truck Plant, Kansas City Assembly Plant’s Transit line and Ohio Assembly Plant on April 14. Ahead of those, the Hermosillo Assembly Plant will open one shift on April 6.

On Wednesday, Ford told workers that a Kentucky Truck Plant employee had tested positive for the novel coronavirus after the factory closed last week.

“This is something that we’re dealing with, it’s brand new, there’s no manual on it,” said UAW 162 President Todd Dunn.

“They have the employee’s name, they know who they are, they know their job classification, they know who they work with,” Dunn told WLKY.

He says while the company is working to identify who that worker came into contact with – Protocols are in place, including having hundreds of workers clean common areas.

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