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Belvidere going to single shift

by David Zatz on

Chrysler announced yesterday that the Belvidere Assembly and Stamping plants in Illinois, which build the Patriot, Compass, and Caliber, will move to a traditional single shift from its current shift-smoothing operation, which allowed first and second shifts to share work while running the plant on a single shift. As a result, 992 employees will be laid off on July 27, 2009.


All Belvidere employees will be eligible for a special buyout program, which was extended to May 26. The plant, which is now 44 years old, employs around 2,600 hourly workers, and is currently idled pending Chapter 11 proceedings. (Belvidere plant information and photos)

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