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Honda extends production suspension again

(photo courtesy of Honda Motor Co.)

GREENSBURG, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Honda Motor Co. (NYSE: HMC) says it will extend the production suspension for its automobile, engine and transmission plants in North America by one week through May 8. The automaker says the majority of its salaried employees in the U.S., including the Honda Manufacturing of Indiana plant in Greensburg, will be furloughed for an additional week and expect a return to work by May 11.

Honda says the unprecedented economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect its operations and it will continue to assess conditions and make temporary adjustments.

In addition, the automaker says stay-at-home orders continue to impact vehicle purchases and it is taking steps in accordance with market demand.

On April 6, Honda extended its production shutdown until May 1. The automaker first announced production suspensions in mid-March.

Honda of South Carolina Mfg. Inc. has suspended production through May 1 and is scheduled to resume production May 4. HSC initially suspended production on March 26.