©CAROLINE BLUMBERG/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07240449 A general view of a garment carrying the messages (L-R), '32 years of seniority, fired! Laurence, 32, Angel, 20 years old, fired,' hanging on the fence of the Ford Aquitaine Industries plant at Blanquefort near Bordeaux, France, 19 December 2018. Reports state that Ford will end assembly at the Blanquefort transmission plant with closure planned for Ford Aquitaine Industries, in late August 2019. The closure will lead to the loss 800 employees jobs and the loss of nearly 2000 indirect jobs. The French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire does not exclude a provisional purchase by the State of the site, then to sell it to the potential buyer, Belgian group Punch Powerglide.