Chrysler Windsor Minivan Plant Taking "Extended Summer Break"
July 2nd, 2008 1:54 PM Share
Workers at Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario plant breathed a sigh of relief when Chrysler announced they're closing their St. Louis south plant to cut van production. Their relief may be short-lived, though. We've learned through a confidential informant that Chrysler is also shutting down the Windsor van plant through the end of August. This comes after some component plants have been running at full tilt, working overtime, weekends and even the Canada Day long weekend, to meet Chrysler's demands. This was totally unexpected and "scheduling people are running in circles trying to readjust inventories and halt our suppliers." Which plant will be the next to fall? Or will it be Chrysler itself?
Published July 2nd, 2008 1:54 PM
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Well the layoff weeks are hardely top secret. The workers were notified of the extra weeks of downtime long ago. And note that St. Louis isn't closing until Halloween. This top secret info can be easily found at autoworker.net
What? You mean Chryler is cutting back on Minvans? Wow, what else do they make?
I just hope they're stockpiling Routans, because those things are gonna be hot sellers. How can you go wrong with a thirsty Chrysler engine/transmission combo and a VW service department involved?