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Trenton Engine going to straight shifts

by David Zatz on

The Trenton Engine plant is, according to postings on Facebook, returning to a straight shift from current rotating shifts. This should result in more jobs and less overtime for plant workers, and should prevent fatigue-related problems.

Trenton Engine is currently one of two sources of the Pentastar V6 engine, which was originally to be built in three different locations. Rumors have swirled around the possible addition of an additional assembly line in the old plant, which is currently producing camshafts (but had reportedly been scheduled for demolition.) While only the 3.6 liter engine is currently built there, a more fuel efficient 3.2 is said to be coming in time for the revised Jeep Liberty/Cherokee, and the 2009 Five Year Plan called for a 3.0 engine in both standard and turbocharged forms.

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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