Chrysler extends shutdowns of five plants
January 16, 2009
Chrysler LLC is keeping three of its assembly plants, including one in northern Illinois, and two engine plants idle for longer than planned.
Chrysler says assembly plants in Sterling Heights, Belvidere, Ill., and Toluca, Mexico, will resume production Jan. 26 instead of Monday or Tuesday. Engine plants in Dundee and Trenton, both slated to reopen Jan. 20, also will be shuttered for an additional week, according to a Jan. 15 AP report in the Chicago Tribune.