Power blackout stymies industry

Armstrong, Julie; Chappell, Lindsay; Guilford, Dave; Kachadourian, Gail; Wilson, Amy
August 2003
Automotive News;8/18/2003, Vol. 77 Issue 6053, p1
Trade Publication
The electric power outage that crippled the northeastern U.S. late last week also paralyzed most of the automotive industry in metro Detroit, New York, New Jersey and parts of Ohio and Canada. Automakers lost an estimated 35,000 units of production through Friday, August 15, according to the Automotive News Data Center. General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler group also closed their respective world headquarters in Detroit. At Ford Motor, 23 of 43 North American assembly and manufacturing plants went down when the outage hit about 4: 15 p.m.


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