Toyota just announced it will shut down all of its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan.
This is a temporary shutdown, which will affect about 25,000 workers. The length of the shutdown is unknown and depends on how fast Japanese parts factories can get back in operation, spokesman Mike Gross told the AP.
Toyota gets about 15 per cent of its parts from Japan.
Last month GM’s Shreveport plant was shutdown temporarily due to troubles in Japan.
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