Chrysler to shut down several factories in Ohio and Michigan due to parts shortage

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 12, 2011

As a result of the earthquake, Chrysler Group LLC had to conserve parts from suppliers and so it has canceled overtime at a Mexican plant and it has decided to shut down several factories in Ohio and Michigan in June, instead of July. Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said that these factories build pickups and sport-utility vehicles.

Typically, U.S. automakers suspend production for a week or two to change tooling before starting the production for the next model year.

She also said that the shutdown for Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly Plant (which builds Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro SUVs in Ohio) will be moved earlier, from the weeks of July 11 and July 18 to the weeks of June 20 and June 27.

Meanwhile, the Toledo Supplier Park (which builds Jeep Wranglers) will close for the week of June 20 rather than the week of July 11.

Its Warren, Mich. plant (which makes Ram 1500 and Dakota pickups) will be shut down during the weeks of June 20 and June 27, instead of its scheduled closures on the weeks of July 11 and July 18.

Overtime scheduled at the assembly plant in Saltillo, Mexico, for May 20, May 27, June 10 and June 24, will be eliminated. Instead, there will be a downtime during the week of July 11. This Mexican plant builds Ram trucks.

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