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Chrysler to resume production at Illinois plant
By Yoann Besnard on 18 February 2008 | (0) Comments | Permalink
After a five-day close due to a mechanical glitch, Chrysler will restart production at the Belvidere plant in the US. The plant builds the Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot models.
The plant will cut out 1,000 jobs in March. Chrysler removed one shift as a result of poor sales and tougher times ahead for the American carmaker. Built in 1965, the Belvidere facility employs 3,400 people.
The factory was the production hub for the Dodge Neon sold on our shores under the Chrysler badge before building the current three models all based on the same platform.