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Ford gears down its Crown Victoria plant in St. Thomas, Ont.

About 1,100 people at the plant will lose their jobs Thursday when production ceases

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The Ford assembly plant in St. Thomas, Ont., is slated to shut down on Sept. 15.

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Employees at the plant working on Crown Victoria models on Sept. 8, 2011.

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Workers go under the hood on the Crown Victoria line on Sept. 8, 2011.

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Grilles destined for the front of Crown Victoria models are stacked near the line.

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Ford employees work on the interior of a Crown Victoria.

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The Ford Crown Victoria serves as a fleet car for the Chicago Police Department.

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Workers call it a day at the St. Thomas assembly plant.

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Gareth Ford, plant manager at the facility in St. Thomas, Ont., reacts to media questions on Sept. 8, 2011.

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