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Papers: Newark, Delaware plant closes Friday (updated)

by David Zatz on

First published 12/15/08; updated 12/17/08.

Local newspapers claim that the Newark, Delaware plant, which produces the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen, will close on Friday. The plant had been set to close in 2009, but when large SUVs dropped in popularity, the closing date was moved up.

Update: Chrysler confirmed the closure indirectly by noting its plants will all be idled starting December 17, through January. We now have a preliminary Newark Assembly Plant page. If you have memories of working at Newark, please comment here or contact us.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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