Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Cars are suspending operations at U.S. plants in South Carolina ahead of the arrival of a storm that has already caused massive destruction as well as least 15 confirmed deaths in Florida.
Volvo's plant, which employs 1,500 people, stopped building the S60 on Thursday. The factory in Ridgeville, outside of Charleston, will be closed on Friday, a spokesman told Automotive News Europe. Volvo said it aims to resume output on Monday.
The closure is not expected to have any impact on the scheduled production starts for the Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3 premium large electric SUVs, spokespersons for the two brands confirmed.