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Ford could restart truck assembly at 2 plants on May 18

(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File). FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. There’s no apparent signs that Wall Street is worried about a plant fire that is forcing Ford to cut back on production of its F... (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File). FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. There’s no apparent signs that Wall Street is worried about a plant fire that is forcing Ford to cut back on production of its F...
(Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, emergency personnel respond to a fire at Meridian Magnesium Products of America in Eaton Rapids, Mich. The fire that damaged the auto parts supply factory i... (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2018, file photo, emergency personnel respond to a fire at Meridian Magnesium Products of America in Eaton Rapids, Mich. The fire that damaged the auto parts supply factory i...

DETROIT (AP) - Ford could restart production of F-Series pickups as soon as May 18 at two factories that stopped making trucks due to a fire at a parts supplier plant.

A spokeswoman said Friday that Ford has notified employees they could return to work in a week in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City, Missouri. Super Duty pickup assembly in Louisville, Kentucky, remains idle but workers will keep producing big SUVs.

Earlier this week Ford temporarily laid off 7,600 workers after a May 2 fire at Meridian Magnesium Products in Michigan. Ford says it is working with Meridian and others to get parts.

Also Friday, Mercedes said it ran out of Meridian parts at its SUV plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As a result, production was canceled Thursday and Friday. No layoffs are expected. Employees will work next week on a limited schedule.

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