Mexico earthquake rattles automakers MEXICO CITY — Volkswagen de Mexico S.A. de C.V.'s plant in Puebla, which makes the immensely popular New Beetle, was shut down for about a half a day last month due to a major earthquake in the country. “The day of the earthquake (Puebla) did shut down to basically check things out,” a Volkswagen of America Inc. spokesman says. “There was no major damage, nothing that would preempt production.” The plant was down for about 12 1/2 hours, reopening at ...

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