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GM Scrambles to Shield U.S. Plants From Virus Disruption (1)

Feb. 14, 2020, 6:18 PM

General Motors Co. is working to maintain the flow of parts to some of its most profitable U.S. plants to keep them from becoming the next factories idled by the coronavirus spreading in China.

The automaker doesn’t expect to have to pause production at plants in Michigan, Indiana and Texas, according to David Barnas, a GM spokesman. He commented after a United Auto Workers union member at its heavy-duty pickup factory in Flint, Michigan, said the threat of parts shortages at the facilities is growing.

A worker inspects pickup truck frames at GM’s assembly plant in Flint, Michigan.

“We continue to monitor our supply chain and are in close communications with...

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