Three Chrysler Plants To Remain Open During Summer Vacation

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
three chrysler plants to remain open during summer vacation

Chrysler's forced summer vacation will not include all North American plants as previously reported. The Aurora Advocate reports that the Twinsburg Stamping Plant and the Windsor Assembly plant might stay open during the planned two-week idle, along with a possible third, unnamed factory. Chrysler Manager for Manufacturing Communications says the Windsor plant could continue making vans– if demand stays [?} high into the summer. "We will make adjustments to consumer demands," Ed Saenz announced. Meanwhile, some Chrysler employees have already used their paid vacation day; they'll be forced to take unpaid vacation days during the shutdown. Saenz proves that he is, at least a friend of a friend of the working classes. He reassured Chrysler employees that next year will be easier– they'll be aware of the fact that they have no choice as to when they'll take their vacation. Provided the company isn't already in C11.

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  • EEGeek EEGeek on Apr 09, 2008

    Isn't Windsor where they'll build the VW rebadged van? I wonder if that plays into the decision to keep it open. Seems like that time would be right in the production window for VW's autumn product launch. And if my guess about VW's success is correct, two weeks of production should last them quite a while...

  • on Apr 09, 2008

    Latest thing I heard was Windsor is looking at a five week summer shutdown due to slow sales. For decades the plants have shut every summer for two weeks and only maintenance and salary(like engineering) and anybody else required for changes during shutdown worked. I have never seen Windsor stay open for shutdown.

  • Brettc Brettc on Apr 10, 2008

    hehe, the Routan makes me laugh. Anyone that decides to buy one will get the full craptastic experience. Horrible Chrysler quality, and horrible VW [s]dealership[/s] stealership service. What an unfortunate combination.

  • Prousa1 Prousa1 on Aug 02, 2008

    quality better? wrong, listen if the upper management [CANADIAN] at chrysler wants to sell that story go ahead, but sell their minivans and their once upon a time american muscle car challenger up there too. ill buy a toyota made in the usa over anything canadian!!!