Chrysler's Official Plant Closure Schedule
Sterling Heights assembly plant – The plant is expected to continue operations until December 2010. After that date, the plant will be closed. "A severe decline in the market has resulted in reduction of volumes and thus made operation of this plant not possible," said Chrysler.
Kenosha Engine – The plant will be closed in December 2010. The reason is the "unprecedented reduction in volume and demand for products".
Detroit Axle – This plant will also be idled in December 2010. According to Chrysler, "all required work will be moved to a new facility that is being developed in nearby Marysville, Michigan."
Twinsburg Stamping – The same "deteriorating volumes" will force the plant to be closed after March 2010. "Existing volume will be transferred to Warren Stamping and Sterling Stamping plants"
Conner Avenue assembly plant – Deemed as for sale since 2008, the plant will be idled in December 2009, should a buyer not be found.
St. Louis North assembly plant – RamBox production will be moved from this facility to Warren Truck assembly plant during the third quarter of 2009.
The manufacturer said in the news release that "while most manufacturing operations have been temporarily idled in order to reduce dealer inventory and as part of the restructuring process, this idling was not the result of the bankruptcy filing."
As for the people affected by the closure, Chrysler claims they will all be offered jobs within a new company. "It is expected that virtually all employees associated with these facilities will be offered employment with the new company," Chrysler said in the release.
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