LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Ford-brand SUVs are off to their best sales start in company history.

That has prompted the company to plan on building nearly 22,000 extra SUVs this summer. Louisville Assembly Plant and its supporting stamping facilities will shut down during the week of July 4th for building maintenance and machine retooling.

It usually closes for a 2-week summer vacation.

This is the fourth consecutive year Ford has shortened its summer shutdown due to high customer demand.

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