Hyundai Extends Shutdown of Montgomery Plant Until May 4

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has announced it will continue to idle automobile production at its plant in Montgomery. Production is expected to resume on Monday, May 4.

HMMA’s says its decision will protect the health and well-being of its employees and will align production with current demand.

Hyundai makes the Elantra, Sonata and Santa Fe models in Montgomery.

Last week, Hyundai announced an employee at the plant died of the coronavirus.

Hyundai say employees will continue to receive medical, dental and vision benefits. The company says employees can choose to use their available vacation time for compensation or apply for unemployment benefits with the Alabama Department of Labor.

HMMA says it’s developed enhanced procedures to provide safe, secure and sanitized workspaces for its approximately 3,000 employees when they return to work. They include pre-screening for temperature; physical distancing guidelines in workstations and break areas; expanding existing cleaning protocols and health and safety communication materials.

Hyundai says its entire U.S. operation is responding to the current situation and providing assistance to its employees, customers, healthcare providers and communities. Some of those activities include:

  • Hyundai Hope On Wheels® donated $2.2 million to children’s hospitals throughout U.S. to support coronavirus (COVID-19) drive-thru testing centers
  • Reinstated the Hyundai Assurance Job Loss Protection program that provides up to six months of payment relief for new customers who finance through Hyundai Motor Finance and lose their job due to COVID-19, 0% APR financing and four months of deferred payments on select new models to well-qualified buyers who finance through HMF, and up to three months of payment deferrals for current HMF customers
  • Extended Hyundai warranties globally that are expiring between March and June 2020 until June 30, 2020

— Information from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

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