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Monthly build tops last year; a first for '01

July production of cars and trucks in North America was up 2.6 percent over July 2000. It was the first month in 2001 that production was ahead of last year.

For July, U.S. car production was down 6.6 percent, Canadian car production was down 9.9 percent, Mexican car production was up 26.1 percent and North American car production was down 1.8 percent.

U.S. truck production was up 2.9 percent, Canadian truck production was up 30.4 percent, Mexican truck production was up 12.1 percent and North American truck production was up 6.7 percent.

* General Motors' Orion Township, Mich., plant (Buick LeSabre and Park Avenue, Oldsmobile Aurora and Pontiac Bonneville) will be down this week because of slow sales.

* Ford Motor Co.'s Avon Lake, Ohio, plant (Mercury Villager and Nissan Quest) will be idle the next three weeks because of slow sales.

You can reach Debi Domby at ddomby@crain.com
Tags: Production

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