Auburn Hills, Michigan – Chrysler Group has announced that it will resume volume production of vehicles at seven of its North American plants, including two in Ontario, the week of June 29, 2009.
The news comes one week after the company finalized its global strategic alliance with Fiat Group. Production will follow a phased production ramp-up.
Brampton Assembly Plant, which produces the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, and the Windsor Assembly Plant, which produces the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, are the two Ontario plants.
Other plants scheduled to start production by the end of June are in Sterling Heights, Michigan (Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger); Warren, Michigan (Dodge Ram and Dakota); Fenton, Missouri (Dodge Ram); Toledo, Ohio (Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited); and Toluca, Mexico (Dodge Journey and PT Cruiser).
The powertrain and stamping facilities that supply these plants will also be operating. Chrysler’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, which builds the Dodge Viper, resumed production on June 15. Other plant restarts will be announced at a later date.
All Chrysler Group plants will be closed during a previously-announced two-week summer break during the weeks of July 13 and 20.