Honda cuts North American production again

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Honda plant will manufacture fewer vehicles next year. The Japanese automaker announced Friday that it will cut production at seven of its assembly plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico because of lower demand.

Honda spokesman Ed Miller said production will be cut by 18,000 vehicles at its plant in Lincoln, Ala. The company's latest production cuts come on top of previous reductions of 56,000 vehicles for North America announced earlier in the fiscal year.

Honda and other foreign automakers have not been immune to the collapse in car demand in the U.S. Honda reported its sales fell 32 percent in November. Miller said no layoffs will result from the cuts.

Employees at the plants will be given other tasks or can take paid or unpaid vacation time

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