Coronavirus: Honda extends production halt at Ohio auto plants

Production suspension will be extended through the first week of April at all Honda plants in North America, including Ohio.

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In the Miami Valley, the production suspension will continue to impact Honda’s Marysville Auto Plant, the Anna engine plant, and transmission plant in Russells Point. The distribution center in Troy remains in operation.

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The announcement made Thursday said Honda is targeting April 7 to resume normal operations. Previously, Honda hoped to be back and operational by March 31.

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“This extension is in response to the continued steep decline in market demand across the automotive industry due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, resulting in the inability of consumers in many markets to purchase new vehicles,” a Honda spokesperson said in the media release, posted on Honda’s website.

Workers will continued to be paid during the production halt, Honda said. Full pay will still be provided for some non-production days while others will have vacation pay.

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