Supplier’s electrical woes lead to Honda shutdown


An interruption in Honda’s parts supply chain forced the automaker to suspend second-shift production Thursday at the East Liberty and Marysville auto plants.

Production is back to normal today, Honda spokeswoman Stacey Pond said.

She said Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. officials determined during the first shift that there were not enough parts to supply the second shift's needs.

They used a variety of notification methods to alert about 2,000 production line associates affected by the temporary shutdown.

Honda is not saying what part was unavailable nor identifying the parts supplier.

Ms. Pond said an electrical issue at the supplier’s facility interrupted its production.