DETROIT—General Motors said it will temporarily close four North American assembly plants as the automaker adjusts to disruptions in the supply chain in the wake of last week's deadly Japan earthquakes.
GM's assembly plants in Spring Hill, Tenn.; Lordstown, Ohio; Fairfax, Kan.; and Oshawa, Ontario, will close for two weeks beginning Monday, the company said in a statement today.
A GM spokeswoman declined to specify the part or parts that are affected.
“We don't see any material impact on Q2 or full-year” financial results, she said. GM also said it sees no “material impact” on its full-year production.
Collectively, the plants produce the Buick LaCrosse and Regal; Cadillac XTS and XT5; Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Impala and Malibu; and GMC Acadia.
Last week's earthquakes in Japan, which killed 48 people and injured more than 1,000, forced many suppliers and automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., to halt production. Toyota said it would shut down virtually all of its production in the country over the course of this week.