Honda is shutting all of its North American plants for six days in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The closures include eight manufacturing locations in the U.S. and will continue until March 31.
Honda’s Marysville, Ohio, plant is among the affected facilities.
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The company said affected employees will receive full pay during the hiatus, and that the facilities will be thoroughly sanitized before they reopen.
The shutdown will result in a 40,000 vehicle reduction in output, which will better align its supplies with an expected drop in market demand in the coming months.