The halt in North American automaking due to the COVID-19 emergency is spilling over into some major construction projects that represent the industry's aspirations for the coming decade.
The $1.6 billion Mazda-Toyota joint-venture project in Huntsville, Ala., will be delayed about six months to account for pandemic disruption and social distancing concerns of contractors, the company told Automotive News last week.
Separately, a Toyota Motor North America spokesman said some smaller Toyota investment projects also have been delayed.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stopped construction on multiple projects in and around Detroit in late March and last week extended that interruption. FCA has been working on $4.5 billion worth of manufacturing projects in the area.