Infected Workers, Parts Shortages Slow Factory Restarts

June 2, 2020

Many automakers are having a difficult time restarting production due to infected workers and shortages of parts.

June 2, 2020—The return to auto factories from a two-month production shutdown hasn't gone quite according to plan, reports The Washington Post.

According to the report, some automakers have had full production delayed with production lines stopping and starting due to coronavirus-infected workers or parts shortages from Mexico and elsewhere.

Most automakers were forced to close factories in mid-to-late March when workers began getting sick with the virus. The factories started to partially reopen in mid-May as stay at home orders were lifted, but some have still not gotten back to fully normal.

U.S.-based plants have needed to pause production to disinfect areas.

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