GEORGETOWN, Ky. — A shortage in the supply chain is causing one of Georgetown's largest manufacturing plants to temporarily shut down.

Toyota representatives confirmed Wednesday that a shortage of petrochemicals will affect production at plants in Kentucky in West Virginia. Kentucky's plant will be in non-production on Friday, March 12, and Monday March 15.

"We are evaluating the supply constraint and developing countermeasures to minimize further impact to production," the representative said in an email.

The company expects no impact to employment at this time.

Shutdowns and parts shortages have impacted operations at the plant since the beginning of the pandemic last year. Toyota employs over 24,000 people in Kentucky, which includes dealers and suppliers.


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