Episode 64 – Regan Rebooted
Welcome to the automotive podcast that always buys the extended warranty.
On this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches…
Ford scales back production in the Midwest during the summer months.
Volkswagen has a spark of genius with a familiar model name coming back to life.
Elon waxes poetic while predictions of his future wealth reach deep into the stratosphere.
All that, plus we welcome our friend Regan back for a special 4-time appearance!
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About Our Guest
You may hear him rumbling down the road in his “new” model A hot rod pickup, What drives this man? Clearly to take the title or the most frequent guest on the Throwin Wrenches, as he is now tied with Mr. Casey at 4. Soon to be the king of both the podcast, boats, and Toyota knowledge, Mr. Regan.
Fort’s Toyota of Pekin
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Ford Scaling Back Production This Summer
Source: The Detroit Bureau
Ford is preparing to trim production at four big assembly plants this summer in Chicago, Missouri, Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas City, according to a memo circulated to hourly employees at the company’s Chicago Stamping plant, which feeds part to all four plants.
“Chicago stamping will be implementing a week-to-week temporary starting Monday, June 20. The temporary layoff will continue Sunday, September 11 with the plan to return to full-scale production on Monday, September 12,” according to copy of the memo reviewed by thedetroitbureau.com.
The memo offers employees the opportunity to volunteer for temporary layoffs, which could extend through the summer months. The temporary layoff is likely to appeal to employees with school-age children who are off from school.
These layoffs come as part of the company’s Ford + Turnaround restructuring Plan. The plan aims to gradually restructure to phase int