Toyota temporarily suspending production for two days next week


PRINCETON, Ind. (WEHT) — Toyota confirmed they’re temporarily suspending production at all automobile and components plants in North America for two days next week. This includes the Toyota factory in Princeton.

The move comes on the same day the big three automakers agreed to shut down their factories.

Toyota released the following statement:

Toyota is temporarily suspending production at all of its automobile and components plants in North America, including Canada, Mexico and the U.S.  The manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Indiana, will be closed from March 23-24, resuming production on March 25, 2020. Our service parts depots and vehicle logistics centers will continue to operate. To support our team members, all Toyota Indiana and Toyota Track team members and administrative professional contractors will continue to be paid for March 23 and March 24.  This action is being taken to help ensure the health and safety of our employees, and due to an anticipated decline in market demand related to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will conduct a thorough cleaning at all of our manufacturing facilities during the shutdown. This also will allow Toyota employees to prepare and adjust family plans in relation to regional directives to close schools. The safety and security of our employees, stakeholders and community are a top priority and we will continue to monitor the situation and take action in a timely manner.

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(This story was originally published on March 18, 2020)

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