General Motors has suspended production at Shreveport Assembly due to a shortage of parts from Japan.
Because of the ongoing disaster in Japan, the supplier has been unable to get the parts to GM on time, forcing the shutdown. The Shreveport plant manufactures the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado pickups. GM claims that there are currently enough of these vehicles in stock to meet demand.
Production will be resumed as soon as possible, and GM says that no other plants have been affected.
GM update on the impact of the earthquake in Japan
DETROIT — GM has suspended production at Shreveport Assembly in Louisiana for the week of March 21 due to a parts shortage resulting from the crisis in Japan. We will resume production at Shreveport as soon as possible, and at this point, we have sufficient vehicles to meet customer demand. Employees should use specified plant communication hotlines for updates about future production schedules.
At all other plants in North America, we continue to run normal operations.
Like all global automakers, we will continue to follow the events in Japan closely to determine the business impact, working across the organization to maximize flexibility, supply the most critical operations, and effectively manage cost.
Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Japan and their families as they work to recover from this disaster.
Source: General Motors