Chrysler to Stop Shift at Suburban St. Louis Plant

1 decade 10 months 2 days ago Wednesday, February 14 2007 Feb 14, 2007 Wednesday, February 14, 2007 1:06:38 PM CST February 14, 2007 in News
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FENTON (AP) - After much speculation that DaimlerChrysler would cut jobs at the suburban St. Louis plant where it makes Dodge Ram pickups, the company instead will idle a shift at an adjacent plant that makes minivans. About 1,300 workers will lose their jobs in Fenton. That's about 1/10 of the 1,300 thousand job cuts announced Wednesday by Chrysler in a massive restructuring plan aimed at returning the automaker to profitability by next year. The Fenton cuts will come in 2008. A specific date was not announced. Governor Blunt calls the announcement "disappointing." But Fenton Mayor Dennis Hancock says Chrysler plans to move forward with a $1 billion upgrade of the Fenton plants, and he believes the future is still bright.

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