Hot off its huge first quarter where sales jumped 33 percent, Chrysler will have four of its North American plants skip the normal two week summer shutdown this year.
Chrysler’s sales hit 523,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2012 and its success means less summer break time for its employees. The four plants skipping its two week summer shutdown are the Jefferson plant in Detroit that builds the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Belvidere plant in Illinois that makes the new Dodge Dart, the Toluca plant in Mexico where the Dodge Journey is built, and the Toledo Supplier Park in Ohio that supports the Jeep Wrangler’s assembly.
And instead of shutting down for two weeks, a pair of plants will see only a one week break this year: the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant near Detroit where the Chrysler 200 is produced, and the Saltillo plant in Mexico that makes the RAM trucks.
All other Chrysler plants will have its routine two week summer shutdown this year.
[Source: Automotive News]