Foreign, Domestic Automakers Suspend Production at North American Factories

March 24, 2020

General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler will suspend production at North American manufacturing facilities to fight the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus, according to press statements and news reports.

Both GM and Ford stated their suspensions will last until at least March 30. GM stated its production status will be reevaluated week-to-week after that. Ford said its plants will shut down after Thursday evening shifts.

A factory worker at Ford’s assembly plant in Wayne, Mich. has tested positive for coronavirus/COVID-19.

Fiat Chrysler had closed its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Tuesday night for deep cleaning, according to a statement sent to the Detroit Free Press. An employee had tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility, which makes the Ram 1500. An announcement regarding the plant’s reopening is pending.

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Source: Business Fleet