Chrysler supply problems force shift reductions in Windsor
by The Canadian Press
Chrysler will begin rotating layoffs next week at its minivan plant in Windsor, Ont. as it reacts to a supply problem with its new engines.
WINDSOR, Ont.—Chrysler will begin rotating layoffs next week at its minivan plant in Windsor, Ont. as it reacts to a supply problem with its new engines.
The automaker said production of the Pentastar 3.7-litre V-6 engine has slowed at a plant in Trenton, Mich.
A Chrysler spokeswoman said the company continues to monitor the situation, and hopes the problem will be resolved in about a month.
Beginning Monday, the minivan plant will run two shifts instead of three for most weeks until engine product returns to normal.
The shifts will take turns in being idled for a week at a time.
An exception will be the week of Nov. 7 when there will be three shifts each of the working days apart from the Remembrance Day holiday.
The shortened schedule will resume for an additional week on Nov. 14.