parts shortage http://michiganradio.org en Toyota tells dealers to plan for inventory shortfalls - and workers to plan for extra days off http://michiganradio.org/post/toyota-tells-dealers-plan-inventory-shortfalls-and-workers-plan-extra-days <p>Toyota will shut down its U.S. factories five extra days this spring because of parts shortages &ndash; and warns its American dealers to expect inventory shortfalls this summer.&nbsp;</p><p>Rick Hodges is General Manager of Victory Toyota in Canton, Michigan.&nbsp; &nbsp;It&rsquo;s bad news, especially in the wake of last year&rsquo;s recall crisis.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;When the weather breaks, March&nbsp;all the way through August is normally when we&rsquo;re going to sell 2/3 of all of our vehicles,&quot; says Hodges, &quot;And it&rsquo;s going to hurt our sales, sure.&quot;</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:49:00 +0000 Tracy Samilton 2032 at http://michiganradio.org