FCA US Keeping Key Facilities Open Through Summer To Meet Demand
Looking to make as many vehicles as possible, FCA US is foregoing its two-week summer shutdown at a number of the automaker’s facilities.
The following list of FCA US properties to remain in operation this summer includes four assembly plants, all engine manufacturing locales, and one transmission factory, Detroit Free Press reports:
- Jefferson North Assembly Plant; Detroit
- Saltillo Van Assembly; Saltillo, Mexico
- Toledo Assembly Complex; Toledo
- Toluca Assembly; Toluca, Mexico
- Kokomo Casting; Kokomo, Indiana
- Kokomo Transmission; Kokomo, Indiana
- Dundee Engine Plant; Dundee
- Mack Avenue Engine; Detroit
- Saltillo Engine; Saltillo, Mexico
- Saltillo South Engine; Saltillo Mexico
- Trenton Engine Complex; Trenton
Three other transmission factories in Kokomo and Tipton, Ind. will shut down for one week instead of two, while FCA US’ stamping plants will operate on the same schedules as the assembly plants they serve.
The break from the traditional two-week shutdown — meant for equipment repairs and changes to the assembly line for the upcoming model year — comes as the automaker continues its streak of rising sales on a year-over-year basis, currently standing at 61 months. The overall U.S. industry is set to sell 17 million units this year, a peak not seen since prior to the start of the Great Recession.
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