Expect North America’s April production to jump 4.7% compared with year-ago, totaling 1,356,627 units, Ward’s forecasts, due to an early Easter that adds three production days to the schedule. However, the holiday weekend – coupled with the damaging effects of an ongoing strike at Tier 1 supplier American Axle Mfg. & Holdings Inc. – will cause March output to plummet 20.7%. Related document: Ward’s Mar/Apr North American Vehicle Production Outlook The strike’s ...

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