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FCA follows GM, Ford in plant idling

by David Zatz on

Earlier this week, both GM and Ford announced that they would be temporarily closing some assembly plants to balance production with lower demand. Now, FCA has joined the group, saying both its Canadian factories would be shut down for four extra days beyond the New Year’s Day closure on January 2.

Chrysler’s plant in Windsor is on the site of a Maxwell facility, while the Brampton plant was built by AMC. They make all the company’s North American minivans, sedans, and coupes (excluding Fiats).

Bloomberg News, which broke the story, also reported that the final assembly of the Jeep Compass and Patriot will end by “by December 23.” In January, Allpar sources added, the new Compass will start production in Mexico.

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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