No auto impact yet from halt at USS Ecorse

Apr 21, 2014 | 02:34 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  General Motors, Honda Motor, U.S. Steel, Chrysler, Great Lakes Works, Ecorse, force majeure, ice Great Lakes

CHICAGO — U.S. automakers thus far appear to be unscathed by disruptions in the supply chain at domestic mills, including a force majeure at U.S. Steel Corp.’s Great Lakes Works in Ecorse, Mich.

Various automakers said their assembly lines have not been impacted by the force majeure or weather-related problems elsewhere.

"So far we’ve not been impacted by a shortage of steel as a result of shipping delays or the stoppage at (U.S. Steel’s Ecorse facility). However, we’re watching the supply chain closely and will take appropriate actions if they become necessary," a General Motors Co. spokesman told AMM via e-mail, declining to elaborate.....

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