Chrysler to halt minivan production and cut truck shift at St. Louis

Chrysler announced today that it is indefinitely halting production at its St. Louis South minivan plant starting October 31. Also, beginning September 2nd, Chrysler will also cut production at its St. Louis North truck plant to one shift. Chrysler’s Tom LaSorda also said that it is not likely that the plants will repoen.

“We see no intent to rerun this plant. We’re idling it and it will likely be fully closed,” said LaSorda.

The St. Louis South plant makes three different vehicles including the Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Grand Voyager for Europe.

The plant which currently employs about 1,500 workers will lose 900 jobs after the second shift ends.

Chrysler also makes minivans at its Windsor, Ontario plant on three shifts. Third of which produces the Volkswagen Routan.

 

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