BREAKING NEWS All Chrysler manufacturing slated for month-long idling

Dec 17, 2008 | 01:31 PM |

Faced with a steep decline in auto sales, Chrylser LLC said late Wednesday that it will idle all of its manufacturing facilities for at least a month.

The temporary shutdown will start at the end of the shift this Friday. Affected workers won’t return to their jobs any sooner than Jan. 19, though some plants will be closed beyond that date, the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based automaker said. The move extends a holiday shutdown that was already in place.

The automaker’s two plants in Toledo, Ohio, will remain down until Jan. 26, while its Conner plant in Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, operations will be idled until Feb. 2, the spokesman said in an e-mailed statement.....

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