Sunday, April 10, 2011

Toyota U.S. Shutdown-Japan Quake

Toyota to temporarily shut down all North American factories due to shortages

UPDATED: 2:58 p.m.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Toyota has enough parts "for at least a week" to continue production at its North American plants, including those in Georgetown, Ky., and Princeton, Ind., a company executive said.

But Yoshimi Inaba, the automaker's North American chief operating officer, stopped short Monday of predicting how long parts shortages could last or when they could lead to production stoppages caused by suppliers crippled by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11. Source: