General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) temporarily suspended some production at its Buffalo, New York engine plant due to a shortage of parts from Japan that forced the automaker to idle a pick-up truck plant in Louisiana.
Fifty-nine of the 623 hourly employees at the Tonawanda engine plant were temporarily laid off this week. Most of the plant is still functioning, a GM spokeswoman said.
The workers will get about 75 percent of their pay this week, GM said. No decision has been made on when they will return to work.