NATIONWIDE — Toyota announced Thursday, March 26 it will extend the length of its production suspension at all of its automobile and components plants in North America, including Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
The manufacturing facilities will remain closed through April 17, resuming production on April 20. Service parts depots and vehicle logistics centers will continue to operate. Toyota will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action in a timely manner.
In Georgetown, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY will pay employees and variable workforce through April 10, 2020. For the week April 13-19 employees will have the option of using PTO or unpaid time off.
One week ago on March 19, Toyota announced its first suspension extension.
First, Toyota planned to close facilities from March 23-24 and resume production on March 25.
The Georgetown plant (TMMK) had production canceled for Saturday, March 25.
Toyota announced Thursday the closure would last from March 23 until April 3 with production resuming on April 6.
In a statement, Toyota said, “This action is being taken to protect the health and safety of our employees, key stakeholders, and communities, as well as a result of the significant market decline due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support our employees, Toyota will continue to offer full pay during this shutdown period for all production team members and variable workforce.”