Canadian plants struggle after blackout

Schoder, Amy
August 2003
Automotive News;8/25/2003, Vol. 77 Issue 6054, p3
Trade Publication
U.S. automobile dealerships could see a delay in the arrival of vehicles from Canada as auto plants there struggled to resume production in the wake of the August 14 blackout. At least three plants in Ontario shut down for two days or reduced shifts last week after the government asked companies to conserve electricity. Honda of Canada Manufacturing Inc. said it had lost 3,000 units as of Friday, August 22. Though the line producing the Honda Odyssey and Pilot and Acura MDX had normal shifts last week, the line producing the Honda Civic and Acura EL, which is only sold in Canada, ran short shifts.


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