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Honda to adjust North American output because of parts shortage caused by port labour dispute

02/20/2015 09:16 EST | Updated 04/22/2015 05:59 EDT
TOKYO - Honda Motor Co. will continue to reduce output from one of its Canadian plants and one of its American plants from Feb. 24 through March 2, due to a disruption in parts shipments caused by a labour dispute at ports along the U.S. West Coast.

The Japanese automaker had previously cut production at all five North American plants, but has delivered parts by air to restore output at two Ohio plants and a Canadian plant in Alliston, Ont.

A second plant in Alliston and one inf Greensburg, Ind., will continue to be affected by the port strike, Honda spokeswoman Misato Fukushima said Friday.

The initial one-week slowdown from Feb. 16 to 23 reduced Honda production by 20,000 cars while the second one-week slowdown will reduce output by 5,000.