Subaru will halt production at one of the four production lines at its Lafayette, Indiana plant due to a parts shortage resulting from the earthquake in Japan. Assembly of Subaru models will, however, go on as normal due to the fact that the affected line is actually used to assemble the Toyota Camry.
According to Subaru spokeswoman Jennifer McGarvey, Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., will halt production on the line Friday, Monday, and then on April 21st and 25th. McGarvey did not comment on if any of the lines producing Subaru vehicles would be affected.
The Lafayette plant currently employs 3,550 workers and has been producing Camry models since 2007 when Toyota signed on to be a partner with Subaru after Isuzu (the previous partner) left the U.S. market.
The Lafayette plant hods the distinction of being Subaru’s only plant outside of Japan.