Isuzu moves workers to rivals

TOKYO — Isuzu Motors Ltd. temporarily has transferred 140 of its assembly workers to rival automakers in an unusual move designed to cut costs.

Isuzu, owned 49 percent by General Motors, expects the action to save $1.7 million to $2.5 million.

Isuzu sent 90 workers to Nissan Motor Co., where they will work at plants building the Maxima sedan and El Grande minivan, while the remaining 50 went to Honda Motor Co.

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