by Stuart Livesey
Another parts manufacturer is in trouble and the flow-on could see Ford close its Melbourne plants on Monday if the problem is not resolved.
Coughlan and Russell Engineering has gone into administration and a dispute over $1.85 million in entitlements has led to the standing down of 49 workers. Coughlan and Russell provide around 40 different parts for Ford and Holden and Ford is the first to feel the impact of a lack of those parts.
Production at Ford Plants About to Stop