From Automotive News
Detroit, Michigan (Reuters) -- At least six auto assembly plant in North America have slowed output because of a shortage of carpeting and floormats caused by a flood at a plant of Autoneum Holding AG (the former Rieter Automotive business) representatives of the automakers said.
Heavy rains flooded the key supplier plant in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, operated by Switzerland's Autoneum, last week, the company said on the plant's website.
Chrysler was forced to cancel production shifts at a total of three plants in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario because of a shortage of carpet, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
GM also took steps to slow output at two assembly plants, one in Michigan and one in Ontario, a spokesman said.
Autoneum could not be immediately reached for comment.
"Due to the effects of recent storms and the significant flooding, production has ceased at the Bloomsburg plant," the company said on its website.
GM slowed output at a plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, and its Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan over the weekend, a spokesman said. GM said the Lansing plant will also be idled Friday because of parts shortages and will resume output on Monday.
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