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Canadian plants reopen

by David Zatz on

Chrysler’s Windsor minivan plant and its Brampton car plant in Ontario are both operating today, following a parts shortage that caused a temporary closure starting on April 1 and April 2 respectively. The plants, together, employ around 8,000 people. 

A provincial court ordered supplier Transcast Precision to provide Chrysler with any parts already made as well as its tooling for engine and transmission brackets; Transcast had stopped delivering parts to the plants, and hid the tooling when Chrysler tried to install it in the Etobicoke, Toronto casting plant. 

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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