While platinum prices were not able to make a fresh new high for the move during the early Monday US trading action, prices remain within close distance of last week's highs. Talk that Ford Motor might add a third shift of workers at some plants might be seen as a positive factor for platinum prices, but projections from Anglo-Platinum that their 2011 platinum production will rise was seen as offsetting some of that positive impact. German Industrial Production during December was down 3.4%, which was lower than expectations and may point toward lower levels of German industrial platinum demand over the near future.