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Ford to resume 24-hour shift in Brazil plant, says O Estado

Ford BrazilThe Brazilian unit of Ford Motor plans to resume 24-hour production at its Camaçari, Bahia, plant, O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported.

About 400 workers who have been suspended since March, when Ford paralyzed the unit's third shift, will return to the production lines, Estado said.

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Lyle Watters, Ford CEO for South America, told Estado that Camaçari's third shift will resume in February, with expectations that sales and exports will grow next year, albeit modestly.

"Despite the challenging macroeconomic scenario, the introduction of the third shift is a sign of Ford's stronger performance," Watters told Estado.

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