Ford Orders ‘Massive Overtime’ To Keep Up With Ranger Pickup Truck Demand



The new 2019 Ford Ranger is in high demand. So much so that Ford is ordering overtime at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne to help meet that demand. The Drive reports that Kumar Galhorta, president of Ford North America said that starting in February the plant “will be going into massive overtime.” This is based on strong initial demand and people who have expressed interest in purchasing one at a dealership.

300,000 people have reportedly indicated their plans of purchasing one of the new midsize trucks. The Ranger is currently built during one shift at the plant that used to build the Ford Focus and C-Max. First-month sales of the new Ranger is expected to be around 1,200 units.