Coronavirus: Honda extends production halt at Ohio auto plants

Production suspension will be extended through May 8 at all Honda plants in North America, including Ohio.

PREVIOUS REPORT: Honda plants suspend production temporarily amid virus outbreak

In the Miami Valley, the production suspension will continue to impact Honda’s Marysville Auto Plant, the Anna engine plant, and transmission plant in Russells Point. The distribution center in Troy remains in operation.

>>Coronavirus: What is in the $2 trillion stimulus bill? The $1,200 check explained

Honda suspended production March 23 until March 31, but extended the suspension until April 7. Earlier this month, the suspension was extended until May 1, and today, was expanded again until May 8.

Salaried employees will have another week of furlough and will return to work May 8 or May 11.

>>Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Thursday

“In addition to the impact of COVID-19 on the marketplace, stay-at-home orders remain in many cities and states, impeding the ability of consumers to purchase new vehicles. As a result, Honda must continue to take steps that align product supply and business expenses with market demand.," Honda said in a release.

Comments on this article