Home / Auto News / News article: 2013 Dodge Viper Confirmed as Chrysler Reopens Conner Avenue Plant for Production - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Dec 14 2011, 8:15 AM

The Chrysler Group announced today that they’ll be reopening their Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit for production on the next-generation Dodge Viper.

The Conner Avenue Assembly Plant has been sitting idle since production on Dodge’s Viper ended back in July of 2010. But with the next generation Viper on the horizon as a 2013 model, Chrysler not only reopens a plant giving much-needed jobs, but America’s ultimate sports car will live on being produced exclusively in Motor City.

Current Chrysler hourly employees who previous worked at Conner will have the first opportunity to return, while the balance of the positions will be filled by hourly employees volunteering to transfer to the Conner plant. Chrysler Group will also begin transforming the Conner plant by integrating World Class Manufacturing (WCM), a system focused on reducing waste and continually making improvements towards quality and productivity.