GM to suspend production at Shreveport plant due to crisis in Japan

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 1:31pm

General Motors officials said they have suspended production at the Shreveport Assembly Plant due to a shortage of parts from Japan.   Due to the recent earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan, GM can not receive the necessary parts related to production at the assembly plant.

In a statement today, GM officials said they will resume production in Shreveport as soon as possible, but did not specify a date.  They added that employees should check with the company for future production schedules.

The car company said they have sufficient vehicles to meet customer demand for the time being.

The Shreveport plant makes the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.  The plant will shut down the week of March 21.  GM said the natural disaster is not affecting any other North American plants at this time.  The Shreveport Assembly Plant was already scheduled to shut down during 2012.

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