Toyota to ‘gradually resume’ North American manufacturing

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A visitor walks by the logo of Toyota at its showroom Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Tokyo. German automaker Volkswagen has kept its lead as the world’s largest automaker as Japanese rival Toyota sold fewer vehicles last year. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it sold 10.74 million vehicles around the world in 2019, trailing Volkswagen at 10.97 million vehicles. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

PLANO, TX (WOWK) – Toyota plans to “gradually resume” its manufacturing operations in North America beginning the week of May 4.

According to a statement on the company’s website, the company will re-open “in compliance with federal health and safety guidelines, and local and state ordinances where our facilities are located.”

“The health and safety of our employees and stakeholders remain a top priority and we have implemented new protocols at all of our North American manufacturing plants to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” the statement says. “We will continue to follow all safety guidelines and monitor vehicle demand as we carefully ramp up production.”

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