Japan disaster closes Louisiana GM plant for a week

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Friday, March 18, 2011 - 12:08pm

The earthquake in Japan has forced General Motors to temporarily suspended production at one of its U.S. plants that happens to be in Louisiana.

The company will shut down its Shreveport assembly plant for one week, starting on March 21, due to a parts shortage.

The plant makes two models of pick-up trucks, and it receives some of its parts from Japan.

It's the first U.S. plant to be closed, albeit temporarily, as a result of the crisis in Japan.
 

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