Chrysler Extends Holiday Break

Cleverly disguised under the phrase "to complete necessary non-production work," American manufacturer Chrysler announced the extension of the holiday break at several of its facilities, with plants beginning work only in the middle of January.

According to Chrysler, the shutdowns will be used to perform scheduled maintenance, install equipment and supplier re-sourcing related to the closure of the Twinsburg (Ohio) Stamping Plant as well as for the line of refreshed models expected to hit the market in 2010.

Chrysler will shutdown the plants in Belvidere, Warren Truck, Toledo Supplier Park and Toledo North, as well as Toluca, in Mexico, until January 8. The two Canadian facilities, Brampton and Windsor, will be closed all the way until January 15.

We have booked a full slate of orders for the first quarter of 2010, so our manufacturing facilities will be quite busy,” Scott Garberding, Chrysler senior vice president for manufacturing said in a release.

On top of that, we continue the comprehensive implementation of World Class Manufacturing at our facilities while preparing for the aggressive schedule of new and refreshed model launches in 2010.

In other news, Chrysler recently announced it will invest $179 million in its Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA) plant in Dundee, Michigan, in order to start production of fuel efficient engines for North America.

According to the carmaker, this will create up to 155 new Chrysler Group jobs and up to 573 new jobs industry-wide.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)
About the author: Daniel Patrascu
Daniel Patrascu profile photo

Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories