Subaru of America announced today that the company is halting production on one of its Lafayette plant’s production lines for four days due to a parts shortage caused by Japan’s disaster.
Beginning Wednesday, the company plans to reduce its production shifts to the first four hours of each shift. Subaru hopes to receive additional parts within the next few days.
Workers will have the option to work on non-production work for the remaining four hours, use their available paid time off, or take the half days as excused unpaid time off.
The company has not decided what next week will entail.
Subaru uses the plant to produce the Tribeca, Outback and Legacy, along with the Toyota Camry.
Subaru and its Tokyo-based parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., have been assessing their operations daily since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.