Ford, General Motors, FCA agree to close all U.S. plants


Detroit Free Press reports The Detroit Three have agreed to close all U.S. plants as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

After the Thursday evening shift, the company will temporarily suspend production at its North America plants through March 30 to clean its facilities to protect its workforce and boost containment efforts for the coronavirus.

Ford said it will continue to work with union leaders to ensure the safety of employees, “even as we look at solutions for continuing to provide the vehicles customers really want and need,” said Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president of North America. “In these unprecedented times, we’re exploring unique and creative solutions to support our workforce, customers, dealers, suppliers and communities.”

No details on the shutdowns at General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have been released yet