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Automakers in Detroit say they are trimming the traditional two-week summer breaks at their factories, in order to speed production and meet a growing demand for new cars and trucks, The Associated Press reports.
Who gets a break and for how long?
Ford Motor Co. says its factories will shut down for one week.Â General Motors won’t shut down at all. Chrysler will have a two-week break at four of its 10 assembly plants.
The tradition of shutting factories around July 4 is used to do maintenance and change machinery for new car models.