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TORONTO - Honda says the floods in Thailand will continue to have an effect on its operations in North America.
The automaker has extended its temporary production adjustments until Nov. 30 as some of its suppliers continue to grapple with the production of parts.
Honda says it will scale back vehicle production at the six plants in Canada and the United States, including its facilities in Alliston, Ont.
The company had already pullled back on production at the facilities by 50 per cent for about a week starting in early November. It said some plants will now operate above that production level.
Honda plans a return to normal production in all of its plants in Canada and the United States in early December.
Parts and materials for the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in North America come mainly from North American suppliers, but a small number of critical electronic parts are from other parts of the world, including Thailand.

Source Honda extends production adjustments related to floods in Thailand - Brandon Sun
 

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Statement by Honda Canada

Production Adjustments Continue

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Due to continued flooding in Thailand, a number of Honda suppliers have been unable to maintain the supply of parts to Honda. As a result, Honda will continue managing the parts supply in North America by taking the following actions:

Honda will continue temporary production adjustments at all six Honda auto plants in Canada and the U.S.
Auto production rates will vary from plant to plant, but some plants will produce at rates above the previously announced 50 per cent of the original plan through November 30.
All plants in Canada and the U.S. are expected to produce at normal levels on December 1 and 2. Production plans after December 2 will be announced in the future.
In 2010, more than 92 per cent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in Canada were produced in North America. While most of parts and materials used to produce these products are purchased from North American suppliers, a few critical electronic parts are sourced from Thailand and other regions of the world. Honda is working closely with its suppliers in Thailand and throughout its global network to reestablish the flow of parts for the products made in North America.

Honda remains focused on minimizing the impact to its associates and their families and plans no layoffs at any of its North American facilities. Non-production days will continue to be treated as "no pay, no penalty," meaning Honda associates can report to work, use a vacation day, or take the day off without compensation or penalty.

Honda deeply regrets any inconvenience this may cause to its customers.

Source HONDA CANADA INC. | Statement by Honda Canada
 

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Thanks for the update. This news is pretty much what I expected when Honda made their 1st production announcement Oct 31st.

I'm sure Honda wants to put 2011 behind them... it's been a pretty dark year.
That said... even after the production problems are behind them, they have a long road ahead of them to return to anything that resembled the glory days The automotive industry has really made some dramatic shifts as of late.
 
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