Earthquake halts Colorado production

GM’s Shreveport, La., assembly plant closed due to Japan earthquake; affects mid-size pickups

DETROIT — GM has suspended production at the [Colorado/Canyon] Shreveport Assembly plant in Louisiana for the week of March 21 due to a parts shortage resulting from the crisis in Japan.

We will resume production at Shreveport as soon as possible, and at this point, we have sufficient vehicles to meet customer demand. Employees should use specified plant communication hotlines for updates about future production schedules.

At all other plants in North America, we continue to run normal operations.

Like all global automakers, we will continue to follow the events in Japan closely to determine the business impact, working across the organization to maximize flexibility, supply the most critical operations, and effectively manage cost.

Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Japan and their families as they work to recover from this disaster.

[Editor’s note: An all-new Chevrolet Colorado will debut this month in Thailand for overseas markets and a version of that truck is expected to replace the current Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.)