Toyota Indiana will stop work for 5 days. Here's what it means for workers.

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The new Toyota Highlander SUV rolls off the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2020.
The new Toyota Highlander SUV rolls off the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2020.

PRINCETON, Ind. — Toyota Indiana will idle for five days in April due to what the plant called "supply chain disruptions."

The plant in Princeton has a workforce of about 7,000.

"Toyota’s North American plants continue to face intermittent production delays due to many supply chain disruptions," a statement from the company said. "To minimize the impact, our teams are working diligently to do everything possible to lessen the inconvenience to our customers and suppliers. The state of the supply chain remains fluid. As a result, Toyota Indiana will suspend production on April 1, 8, 14, 15 and 18."

On those days, Toyota employees will have the option of reporting for work to perform various tasks at the plant, using a paid time-off day, or taking nonpaid time, said Stacy Carr, manager of corporate communications.

The plant has had idle days for supply-chain reasons before, including in September. Toyota workers in Princeton assemble the hybrid Sienna minivan, the Highlander/Highlander hybrid SUV and the Sequoia full-size SUV.

Nearly a year ago, Toyota and Gov. Eric Holcomb announced an $803 million expansion of the plant for two new SUV models, including a Lexus.

This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: Toyota Indiana will stop work for 5 days. What it means for workers.