PRINCETON, Ind.–Toyota will “pause” production at the plant in Princeton for five days in April because of supply chain issues. The plant announced this week that April 1, 8, 14, 15 and 18, the plant will not be making any new cars.
Supply chain issues have cause problems with other car manufacturers in Indiana, such as GM in Ft. Wayne, where new cars were made but not completed because of a lack of computer chips made overseas, that were not imported during coronavirus lockdowns.
On the days the employees will not be making vehicles, they will have the option of taking a paid day off, taking unpaid time off, or coming to work to do other things that need doing.
The plant employs 7,222 people who make the hybrid Sienna minivan; two Highlander models and the Sequoia, which is a full-size SUV.