Paccar announced it is continuing its plant shutdown.

Paccar announced it is continuing its plant shutdown.

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In response to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, auto- and truckmakers are announcing extended production and factory closures. 

Navistar International Corp.'s truck assembly plant in Springfield, Ohio, temporarily ceased production on Monday, March 23. With the supply chain still interrupted, this stoppage is being extended. Production is planned to resume Monday, April 27. 

Additionally, Navistar is broadening its temporary suspension in manufacturing operations to its engine assembly plant in Huntsville, Ala. and truck assembly plant in Escobedo, Mexico. Production will resume at both locations Monday, April 13.

The IC Bus Manufacturing Plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma and all Navistar service facilities and parts distribution centers are currently continuing regular operations.

Nissan manufacturing facilities in the U.S. will remain closed through late April as a measure to help protect employees and reduce the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Some business-essential work that must be done on site will continue with enhanced safety measures.

Paccar will extend the suspension of truck and engine production at its factories worldwide until April 20, 2020. The company will review future actions on a regular basis. Paccar will continue to provide aftermarket support to its customers who deliver medical supplies, food and essential infrastructure services to our communities.

Editor's Note: This item will be continually updated as new information is available. 

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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