GM Halts Production Due To Japan Crisis

General Motors Co. is halting some production at its Buffalo, N.Y., engine plant because of a slowdown in parts from Japan.
GM is also temporarily laying off 59 of the 623 workers at the Tonawanda Engine Plant. The workers make engines for a GM pickup factory in Shreveport, La., that is closed this week because of a shortage of parts from Japan. GM has also laid off 800 workers in Shreveport.
GM doesn't know when production will resume in Buffalo. Workers will get most of their pay while they're on layoff.
So far, GM is the only U.S.-based automaker to be affected by parts shortages. Ford and Chrysler say they haven't slowed production yet but are monitoring the situation.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 at 03:42 PM
    so true nancy.Never put all your eggs in one basket.This is a concern many didn't think would happen.Here today,gone tomorrow.I guess if any one never gave thought to big earth quakes,I'm sorry.Yet we build right on or near those faults.We know about hurricanes,yet we build right on the coast.We know where wild fires happen yet we build there over & over.we know where low lands are that usually flood but,we go there to.Would someone tell me what is wrong with humans.Japan is a warning to many about many things,Nuclear power results in radiation.Earth quakes can up set them.Gee how much has to happen before mankind learns.It will take years for japan to recover.Where will the next quake happen & how strong can they get?
  • by Nancy Location: Jackson County on Mar 21, 2011 at 09:41 AM
    Yet another example of why we should be making our own products - stop depending on other countries to keep us running!
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