Some of their BS reasons for shutting it down was it only had 40 foot bays. Chicago has 40 foot bays Louisville has 40 foot bays. Then there was twin Cities is too far from Dearborn. Kansas city is a little farther and Louisville is just as far. That is just two of the reasons that I can remember, may have been more. Twin Cities was one of Fords highest quality plants in North America. And supplied all its own electricity to run it. The paint building that was torn down would cost over a Billion dollars to replace.
Running production 24 hours a day I feel played a part in shutting down plants.