ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – CBS automotive analyst Jeff Gilbert doesn’t think assembly plants in Wentzville or the Kansas City area should have to worry about job cuts in the wake of Ford announcing some “belt-tightening.”

“The cuts being made at Ford are not at the manufacturing level. They’re very specific cuts being made at the salary level, in areas where Ford feels maybe it’s a little too heavy,’ he says.

Gilbert says trucks made at GM’s Wentzville plant and Ford’s Claycomo plant are among the hottest sellers on the market.

“You’ve got pickup trucks being built at both of those plants, and those vehicles are selling great for both Ford and General Motors,” he says.

He says car sales are slumping, both imported and domestic.

Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS St. Louis

Shop KMOX Apparel
KMOX Podcasts

Listen Live