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Honda to slow output in Ontario, Ohio and Indiana due to West Coast ports dispute

February 17, 2015   Canadian Plastics

Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Co. Ltd. plans to slow production at some of its plants in North America due to a parts shortage caused by a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast.

The shutdowns are the result of labor disputes that have snarled shipments at ports up and down the West Coast.

The company expects shortages at its operations in Ontario, and in the U.S. states of Ohio and Indiana, starting Monday Feb. 16 and for each plant to adjust its production between Feb. 16 and Feb. 23.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ont., is the sole Canadian facility to reduce production.

“We do not have a sufficient supply of several critical parts to keep the production lines running smoothly and efficiently. These parts include a small number of critical parts such as electronics, and some larger assemblies such as transmissions,” Honda spokesman Mark Morrison said.

Honda plants expected to slow production of models including the Civic, CR-V, Accord and Acura, Morrison added.


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