CNNMoney: Toyota tells U.S. plants 'prepare to shut down'
Factories in North America may have to close if parts shortages become acute.
March 23rd, 2011
05:28 PM ET

CNNMoney: Toyota tells U.S. plants 'prepare to shut down'

Toyota's U.S. manufacturing arm is preparing for a possible shutdown because of parts shortages from Japan, a Toyota spokesman said, according to CNNMoney.

Word has gone out to all 13 of Toyota's factories in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This does not mean that the plants will stop working, Toyota spokesman Mike Goss said, but that they should be ready in case the need arises.

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  1. Me

    Interesting. Is this permanent, or just a logistical hiccup? Are there look alike plants being built in Indonesia as we speak?

    March 23, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Col. Bat Guano

    The are cardboard replica plants being set up in Indonesia.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Me

    Oh good. That's not a waste of company money. Ten bucks says they will be on a power point presentation to the UN as proof that Toyota is producing weapons of mass destruction.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kelsey shannon

    that sucks i like toyota

    March 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • J.J.

      its people who buy non-U.S. products who have helped our economy faceplant.

      March 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • KJ

      J.J. This country doesn't MAKE anything anymore. Even Ford, GM and other US based companies have their parts made overseas and then assembled here in the US. Until the rest of the world's workers start demanding some rights the american worker will get the short end of the sitck.

      April 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Wilkileaks r.o.t.c

    if the u.s r.o.t.c. Was involved in a new deal style wilkileaks... And attempting to manipulate facebook opinions and for credits on tax dollars..would they be biased? Desperate? Using who to do it? Secret? Why secret?

    March 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. deuce

    Great, there go more jobs...

    March 23, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Richard Allen

    that stinks. seems like some people are going to be out looking for supplemental income now.

    March 24, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tom Ubl

    When Fraud Get’s Rewarded?
    http://open.salon.com/blog/resipsa/2011/03/23/proud_american

    March 24, 2011 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. mike

    Guess we will get paid to 5s the plant for a few weeks...lol.

    March 24, 2011 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Vinny

      thats if they don't lay you off

      March 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Blazee

    Mike you won't get paid. Your company is broke sorry. Work for me boy. Have you ever heard of Amway?

    March 24, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |