A production line that makes Toyota Camrys and Avalons in Georgetown, Kentucky will shut down one day later this month because of lagging sales of the models. About 2,500 people work on the line.
Plant spokesperson Rick Hesterberg says it might not be the end of production halts.
“We are looking at some other potential dates, a couple in March, but we’re not ready to confirm them, because we’re not sure we’re going to need to,” says Hesterberg. “but this is just a reaction to customer demand, and to allow those inventories to level back off.”
Hesterberg says the February 26th shut-down is the result of Toyota’s 8.5-million vehicle recall.
The line was also shut down for a week earlier this month because of a sales suspension.