Published: March 28, 2011
In this Oct. 1, 2003 file photo, a general view of the Ford Motor Company plant in Genk, Belgium, is seen. Ford Motor Co. said Saturday, March 26, 2011, it will idle their plant in Genk for five days, trying to conserve supplies of Japanese parts that could run low following an earthquake and tsunami. Ford spokesman Todd Nissen said the plant will close beginning April 4. The company had planned to idle the plant in May for another reason. But it moved up the date after auto parts suppliers in Japan were damaged by the twin disaster on March 11.