As our friends in Japan assess damage and recover from the most recent earthquake, automakers across the globe are feeling the impact. Most recently, it’s General Motors.
The automaker has released a statement regarding the natural disaster and its suppliers. GM will idle four North American manufacturing facilities for two weeks as it takes proactive steps to assess the Japanese earthquake’s potential impact on its supply chain and part supply issues.
The four plants are as follows:
GM stated the shutdowns will not affect overall yearly production plans in North America, and does not expect it will affect its second quarter or full-year financial results for GM North America.