Is Belvidere Chrysler plant closing?

BELVIDERE (WREX) — The Belvidere Assembly Plant will be shut down for the first two weeks of 2022. The plant will halt production from Jan. 3 to Jan. 14, according to a spokesperson from Stellantis, to “align production with global sales.”

How many employees does Belvidere Chrysler have?

The announcement of layoffs at Belvidere follows a year of significant production downtime at the plant, about a 90-minute drive northwest of downtown Chicago. The company runs one shift at the plant, with 2,558 workers, including 2,362 hourly and 196 salaried.

What does Belvidere Chrysler make?

The Belvidere Assembly Plant (BVAP) is an automobile production facility that opened in 1965 in Belvidere, Illinois, United States and currently assembles the Cherokee for Jeep….Belvidere Assembly Plant.

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Built 1965
Coordinates 42.236°N 88.871°W
Industry Automotive
Products Jeep Cherokee (2017)

When did Belvidere Chrysler plant open?

3000 West Chrysler Drive, Belvidere, Illinois, United States. Plant History: Plant was constructed in 1964-65. The first car was produced on July 7, 1965. The product line from 1965 to 1977 included the Plymouth and Dodge two-door and four-door models, and station wagons, and the Chrysler Town & Country station wagon.

What Stellantis plants are shut down?

Automaker Stellantis has opted to close Germany’s Opel vehicle manufacturing plant through the end of 2021 due to semiconductor chip shortages. Stellantis received criticism from French union representatives saying that too many workers were being furloughed.

Where is the biggest Chrysler plant?

The 3 million square feet of the Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan makes it the largest Chrysler assembly plant in the area.

How many Chrysler plants are in the US?

FCA has a total of 35 manufacturing facilities in North America: 22 in the United States (including one idled facility), six in Canada and seven in Mexico.

What’s going on with the Chrysler plant in Belvidere Illinois?

Production at Stellantis NV’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois will be down through the rest of October due to the global semiconductor shortage, the automaker confirmed Wednesday. The plant, which according to Stellantis employs some 2,362 hourly workers, builds the Jeep Cherokee crossover.

Is Stellantis getting rid of Dodge?

As initially reported by Mopar Insiders, Stellantis will disband FCA’s SRT performance division, with the core elements of the engineering team integrated into the company’s broader global engineering organization.

Is Jeep still part of Chrysler?

While Jeep falls under the full Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) umbrella, it’s a separate brand from those like Chrysler and Dodge.