Ford shutting four plants over next few weeks, including an F-150 plant

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FILE PHOTO - The Ford logo is pictured at the Ford Motor Co plant in Genk,Belgium December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Ford Motor Co on Monday said it is suspending F-150 production for a week at its Kansas City assembly plant, along with temporary shutdowns at three other plants over the next several weeks.

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Transit van production will not be shut at Kansas City. Ford said each of the plant shutdowns are to align production with demand and to meet year-end inventory targets.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)