Toyota’s manufacturing operations will now resume the week of May 11 instead of May 4 due to concerns about coronavirus.
The company says the decision is based on a review with its supplier and logistics network.
Toyota provided this statement to WAAY 31 on Wednesday:
"Based on an extensive review with our supplier and logistics network, Toyota will postpone its ramp up of its North American manufacturing operations from the week of May 4 to the week of May 11. As previously stated, Toyota intends to gradually resume its manufacturing operations in compliance with federal health and safety guidelines, and local and state ordinances where our facilities are located. The health and safety of our employees and stakeholders remain a top priority and we have implemented new protocols at all of our North American manufacturing plants to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to follow all safety guidelines and monitor vehicle demand as we carefully ramp up production."