Toyota Throttles Back On Production At Two U.S. Plants

With their sales sinking as they deal with the massive recall of 8 million vehicles, Toyota announced today that they are trimming back production at two U.S. factories in an effort to avoid an overstock of unsold automobiles.

First on the list of idled plants is Toyota’s largest North American facility, in Georgetown, KY. The assembly line there has been ordered to not produce any vehicles on Friday, Feb. 26 and possibly an additional three days in March.

Meanwhile, the Toyota Tundra plant San Antonio, Texas, will idle its production lines on March 15 through March 19 and then again on April 12 through April 16.

But there will still be some work going on at the San Antonio plant, with some of the downtime being used to work on Tacoma pickups.

According to Toyota, no employees at the Kentucky or Texas plants will be laid off as a result of the temporary shutdowns.

Toyota to Trim Production at Kentucky, Texas Plants [Bloomberg]