GM Will Halt Production Due To Parts Shortage From Japan

DETROIT (WWJ) –  General Motors will halt production at its pickup truck plant in Shreveport, Louisiana next week because of a shortage of parts from Japan.

It’s the first time a U.S.-based automaker will stop production in North America over parts shortages caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Japan dealing with the after-effects of the tsunami including the crisis at the nuclear complex which was set off when last week’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami knocked out power and destroyed backup generators needed for the reactors’ cooling systems, adding a major nuclear crisis for Japan as it struggled with twin natural disasters that killed more than 10,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Japanese auto companies are already dealing with plant shut-downs.

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