Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango plant to stay open all summer to keep up with demand

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Duragno are doing wonders for Chrysler Group LLC. So much so that the company has decided to keep its Jefferson North factory open through the normal two-week summer shutdown.

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Usually, automakers close plants around the July 4 week to update cars for the new model year and to preform machinery maintenance.

However, Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson say the plant that makes the Grand Cherokee and Durango will stay open all summer.

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During the first quarter of 2012, Jeep sold 38,000 units of the Grand Cherokee – up 44 percent. Dodge sold 11,000 Durango units – up 33 percent.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News