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Ram plant to be idled early – possibly for the last time

by David Zatz on


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The St. Louis North plant, which makes the Dodge Ram, will be idled starting on Friday, July 10, 2009, after resuming production from June 29 to July 10; the plant will remain idle “contingent upon volumes.” The plant was scheduled to be permanently closed in September. The brief, final run may be to pump out a series of RamBox-equipped fleet orders before the RamBox tooling is transferred to Warren, one of two plants (the other is in Saltillo) remaining dedicated to Ram trucks.

Employees will be offered an Incentive Program for Retirement, Special Early Retirement Program and/or an Enhanced Voluntary Termination of Employment Program, as well as the opportunity to transfer to other Chrysler facilities.

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