Oct 30 General Motors Co's vehicle sales
in the northeast United States will be hurt by Hurricane Sandy,
while the company's Maryland transmission plant was closed on
Tuesday, the No. 1 U.S. automaker said.
GM did not provide an estimate on how badly sales would be
impacted, and said it is still assessing the storm's impact on
its dealer network in the affected areas.
The Detroit automaker said it is not seeing significant
delays in its supply base, but its plant in Baltimore, which
closed at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) on Monday, canceled production
on Tuesday. However, the plant is scheduled to resume work on
Ford Motor Co said it has seen no impact on
manufacturing and its plants are operating normally, including a
stamping plant in Buffalo, New York. A spokesman said the
automaker doesn't anticipate any issues, but continues to
monitor how suppliers are affected.
A second Ford spokesman said it was reasonable to assume
that sales would be affected by the storm, but the company had
no way to measure the size of the impact at this time.