GM suspends production at Louisiana plant resulting from crisis in Japan

Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Colorado

Japan’s massive earthquake has sent ripple waves all the way to Louisiana. General Motors announced today that it has suspended production at Shreveport Assembly in Louisiana for the week of March 21 due to a parts shortage resulting from the crisis in Japan.

“We will resume production at Shreveport as soon as possible, and at this point, we have sufficient vehicles to meet customer demand,” GM said in a statement. “At all other plants in North America, we continue to run normal operations.”

GM said that it will continue to follow the events in Japan to determine the business impact. GM makes the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon at Shreveport.

– By: Omar Rana