ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) -- Hundreds of workers at a central Kentucky plant will be laid off as a result of a delay in Ford's launch of its new F-150 truck.
The Courier-Journal in Louisville reports that 260 workers who weld the pickup's frames at the Dana plant in Elizabethtown will be out of jobs by Sunday.
The layoff will leave one shift of 475 workers at the plant.
UAW Local 3047 recording secretary Wayne Kolley says some of the workers to be laid off include assembly line and skilled trade hands hired in January.
Truck sales plummeted after gas hit $4 a gallon. Ford announced plans to cut truck production by temporarily closing plants or reducing production to just one shift through the third quarter.
In late June, Dana's plant in Owensboro laid off more than 100 workers.