Parts shortage idles GM’s Shreveport plant

Mar 17, 2011

General Motors 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. In a statement, GM said it will resume production at Shreveport as soon as possible and, at this point, they have sufficient vehicles to meet customer demand.

Employees were directed to use specified plant communication hotlines for updates about future production schedules.

At all other plants in North America, operations will continue to run as usual.

“Like all global automakers, we will continue to follow the events in Japan closely to determine the business impact, working across the organization to maximize flexibility, supply the most critical operations, and effectively manage cost,” GM said.