Chrysler Slows Production

DETROIT - Chrysler saw its U.S. sales drop nearly 5.5 percent in September, compared to the same time last year. Now, the company is trying to balance production with sales.

Plants that make the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander and Liberty are among the plants that will be shut down temporarily, according to a Chrysler memo.

Chrysler will temporarily stop production at its Dundee Engine, Belvidere, Jefferson North in Detroit, Warren truck plant and the Toledo north assembly plant. There will also not be any overtime next week at six Chrysler plants, including two in metro Detroit.

On Wednesday, Chrysler announced an engine plant in Dundee would be closed for a week. An assembly plan in Belvidere, IL. will be down for two weeks.

In a memo dated Thursday, three more plants were added to the list; the Jefferson north plant in Detroit where the Commander and Cherokee are made; A truck plant in Warren that makes the Dodge Ram and the Toledo north assembly plan that began production of the Jeep Liberty in July.

In addition, the Conner Avenue assembly plan in Detroit and the Sterling Heights assembly plan will not have overtime next week.

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