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Honda extends production suspension; furloughs by one week

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LINCOLN, Ala. – Production will be suspended an extra week at Talladega County’s Honda manufacturing plant.

The suspension was scheduled to end the first week of May, but is now extended through May 8.

Honda said in a press release, “As the unprecedented economic impact of the fast-changing COVID-19 pandemic continues, Honda continues to evaluate business conditions and make temporary adjustments to its production and business operations in North America.

In addition to the impact of COVID-19 on the marketplace, stay-at-home orders remain in many cities and states, impeding the ability of consumers to purchase new vehicles. As a result, Honda must continue to take steps that align product supply and business expenses with market demand.”

The following is an update to these actions:

Automobile

Honda is extending the production suspension for its automobile, engine and transmission plants in North America by one week through May 8. Honda began its automobile production suspension in North America on March 23.

Powersports

As previously announced, Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC), which produces powersports products including ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, has suspended production through May 1. HSC is scheduled to resume production May 4. HSC originally suspended production on March 26.

Business Operations

The majority of salaried and support associates at Honda operations in the U.S. will be furloughed for an additional week and will return to work on May 8 or 11 depending on location. This is an extension of the current two-week furlough period that started in late April.


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