Toyota asks U.S. plants to ‘prepare for shut down’ due to parts shortage from Japan

Japan Earthquake Disaster
Japan Earthquake Disaster

Toyota spokesman Mike Goss said that Toyota’s United States manufacturing arm is preparing for a possible shutdown due to parts shortages from Japan. Goss said that word has gone out to all 13 of Toyota’s factories in the United State, Canada and Mexico.

“We expect some kind of interruptions,” he said.

Toyota’s factories in Japan have been shutdown since the March 11 earthquake, but the automaker was able to resume production of some auto parts on March 17.

“They did resume parts production for overseas and for replacement parts,” Goss said, “but that was just the suppliers that were capable of doing it.”

– By: Omar Rana

Source: CNNMoney