General Motors will halt production at four more plants this week. Joining the Wentzville, Mo., plant, which was down last week, are Ste. Therese, Quebec (Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird), Shreveport, La. (Chevrolet S10, GMC Sonoma), and Janesville, Wis., No. 2 (medium trucks) down this week for inventory adjustment. Janesville No. 1 (Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL) will be down because of an agreement with the UAW.
Ford Motor Co. will suspend production of the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute this week because of component shortages. The sport-utilities are produced in Kansas City, Mo.