Toyota Extends Shutdown of SWO Plants

Toyota extends shutdown of Woodstock and Cambridge plants citing COVID-19 concerns and slumping sales

TOYOTA CANADA ANNOUNCED today it is extending its shutdown of two area plants by two weeks a day after it learned that a second employee at its Cambridge plant had tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a company statement, Toyota’s Woodstock and Cambridge operations and their 8,500 workers will be idled until April 20 because of a downturn in vehicle sales.

“These are uncertain and unprecedented times and we do not take these decisions lightly,” the statement reads. “This extended shutdown is a balanced approach to secure our future and we will make additional adjustments as necessary.”

The extended shutdown affects all Toyota plants in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Toyota Extends Shutdown of SWO Plants COVID-19

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