According to a company press release, all of the Japanese-based automaker’s North American plants will resume full production Dec. 1 after a forced slowdown that started Nov. 2 due to parts shortages from the recently flooded Thailand.
The press release states that while the severe flooding in Thailand continues to have some impact to the company’s parts supply, Honda is working closely with its suppliers to fully re-establish the flow of parts for the products made in North America.
As a result of the slowdown, employees at the plant in Lincoln were required to work fewer hours each week. The plant avoided layoffs, however, by offering employees three options; continuing to come to work, with work being provided; using paid vacation time or taking the time off with no pay or penalty to attendance.
Honda first announced at the end of October that it would be slowing down production between 50 and 75 percent from Nov. 2 through Nov. 10. The production slowdown was later extended through the end of November.
The $1.5 billion Lincoln plant employs approximately 4,000 people and is the sole North American producer of the Odyssey minivan, the Ridgeline pickup truck and the Pilot SUV.