TORONTO — Honda Canada is announcing that it is temporarily suspending manufacturing on a production line during the day shift at its plant in Alliston, Ont., today due to border delays.
A blockade of truckers at the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ont., has disrupted trade across the border since Monday.
The automotive sector, which depends on the quick and easy transportation of goods between factories in Canada and the United States, has been particularly hard hit.
Honda says its U.S. auto manufacturing operations should be operating today. He says the situation is fluid and will adjust production if necessary.
Video: Protest by truckers converging on Canada’s capital (The Canadian Press)
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Several Ontario automakers cut production this week due to the protest at the border.
The temporary production shutdowns come as automakers grapple with other pandemic-related supply chain challenges, including shortages of semiconductor chips used in new cars.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on February 11, 2022.
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