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Twinsburg plant given 3-month reprieve

by Bill Cawthon on

According to the union local’s president, the Twinsburg Stamping Plant will remain open for an additional three months after its scheduled March closing.

Doug Rice, president of UAW Local 422 said, “It looks like we will continue to produce product until June 26.”

Chrysler Group had no comment.

The plant, which was one of eight U.S. plants Chrysler Group left to Old Carco in its bankruptcy reorganization, is operating with just over a third of the 1,200 hourly employees that once worked there. The stamping work that has been done at Twinsburg is being shifted to other facilities.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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