Windsor Assembly Plant temporary shutdown due to parts shortage
The Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ont., on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Bob Bellacicco / CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR -- Windsor Assembly Plant is shutting down for three weeks due to a parts shortage.
According to a post by Unifor Local 444 on social media, production will come to a halt on Monday due to a shortage of semiconductors.
It’s technology that's used to make microchips, which are a major component in modern vehicles, phones and thousands of electronic devices.
Unifor Local 444 president Dave Cassidy tells AM800 News it's a global shortage, so Windsor Assembly Plant will be fighting for parts with some major manufacturers.
He calls the shutdown a "tough blow" to workers at the plant and hopes to have more information after he speaks to Stellantis on Friday.