What plant will be next to close?

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Rumor Mill

United States

#1 Aug 29, 2008
Cerberas has stated they are on it for the long term and will not be parting ways with Chrysler and intends to keep the whole company together. With the recent closure annoucement of St. Louis South who is next? Below is a list of plants that I will will be on the chopping block in the next 3-5 years.

1.) Conners Ave. Chrysler looking at possible sale or other options.

2.) St. Louis North (New Ram needs to be Grand Slam for this plant to survive)

3.) Mack Engine II this plant makes 3.7 liter V-6 possibly replaced by Phoenix engine

4.)Newark Assembly already announced for closure. Durango discontinued? Aspen to Jefferson North?

5.)Toledo Machining the last true parts plant missed out on the Phoenix Engine project

6.)Kenosha Engine makes 2.7 and 3.5 liter V-6 Phoenix will replace

7.) Trenton Engine old plant 3.3 3.8 4.0 also Phoenix will replace these engines

Chrysler will be lean in 5 years and ready to be sold. If you have other plants that you feel will close list the plant and why.
had enough

Toledo, OH

#2 Aug 29, 2008
Rumor Mill wrote:
Cerberas has stated they are on it for the long term and will not be parting ways with Chrysler and intends to keep the whole company together. With the recent closure annoucement of St. Louis South who is next? Below is a list of plants that I will will be on the chopping block in the next 3-5 years.
1.) Conners Ave. Chrysler looking at possible sale or other options.
2.) St. Louis North (New Ram needs to be Grand Slam for this plant to survive)
3.) Mack Engine II this plant makes 3.7 liter V-6 possibly replaced by Phoenix engine
4.)Newark Assembly already announced for closure. Durango discontinued? Aspen to Jefferson North?
5.)Toledo Machining the last true parts plant missed out on the Phoenix Engine project
6.)Kenosha Engine makes 2.7 and 3.5 liter V-6 Phoenix will replace
7.) Trenton Engine old plant 3.3 3.8 4.0 also Phoenix will replace these engines
Chrysler will be lean in 5 years and ready to be sold. If you have other plants that you feel will close list the plant and why.
toledo north is in trouble nitro and liberty are not selling orders for august 220 per day average production is 8oo per day.
Bush

Pittsboro, IN

#3 Aug 30, 2008
had enough wrote:
<quoted text>toledo north is in trouble nitro and liberty are not selling orders for august 220 per day average production is 8oo per day.
Whats their inventory supply in working days on those models?
Gen Holiefield

Sterling Heights, MI

#4 Aug 30, 2008
now you dint mention bout non core Detroit/Marysville Axel cause wes gon sell that plant soon
Floopy

Wentzville, MO

#5 Aug 30, 2008
I believe the St. Louis south minivan won`t last much longer, maybe a couple of months.
Bubby Jones

Elkton, MD

#6 Aug 30, 2008
Newark Assembly Durango 220 days supply
on lots. The Pad locks will be very soon

Dec 08 / Dec not 09
RAM LOVER

Waterloo, IL

#7 Aug 30, 2008
Floopy wrote:
I believe the St. Louis south minivan won`t last much longer, maybe a couple of months.
You're right, the South Plant is closing on October 31st.
I AM I

Sun Prairie, WI

#8 Aug 30, 2008
Whats the deal with mopar?
Will they survive?
Rumor Mill

United States

#9 Aug 30, 2008
How about Twinsburg? They will be a ways out there by themselves once Newark closes.
overlander

New York, NY

#10 Aug 30, 2008
I am not so sure about future of the SHAP (avenger/sebring), as well.
If a rumor about Chrysler planning on buying and then re-badging Altimas (or some other midsize vehicle)from Nissan is true, then they'll shut that place down in no time.
factory rat

AOL

#11 Aug 30, 2008
seems like they dont want to build cars just put their name on it and sell them!nissian will own us next
pro-usa

United States

#12 Aug 30, 2008
floppy your a genius
robert

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Aug 31, 2008
Your totally correct SLN is the next to go. Three truck plants will not last. SLN is on one shift any way, thats having one foot in the grave. No matter how great the truck is they will have 8,000 dollar rebates on them as soon as they don,t sell. They still have 4 months supply of 08 trucks. They cant give them away. GM, Ford are running from trucks, converting to small car production. Not Chrysler there in real trouble, no small cars that can compete in the industry.
Rumor Mill

United States

#14 Aug 31, 2008
robert wrote:
Your totally correct SLN is the next to go. Three truck plants will not last. SLN is on one shift any way, thats having one foot in the grave. No matter how great the truck is they will have 8,000 dollar rebates on them as soon as they don,t sell. They still have 4 months supply of 08 trucks. They cant give them away. GM, Ford are running from trucks, converting to small car production. Not Chrysler there in real trouble, no small cars that can compete in the industry.
True. I think Chrysler is running from trucks as well. That is why you are only gonna see 1 plant making them. Mexico will no longer make the Ram in 2010 and will run the Nissan trucks only.

Ford and GM had several truck plants and are sending work to 1 or 2 locations only then converting the other plants to car plants.

So really in the end we are just like them except we wont be converting plants. With sales in the low 20,000's per month, 3 plants dont make since Warren truck puts out 18,000 trucks on a 4 week month and 22,500 on a 5 week month no overtime. Now start adding Mexico and St Louis North and there is your overbuild.

Mack Ave 1

Allen Park, MI

#15 Aug 31, 2008
We hear our Mack 1 4.7 v/8 plant is done 2014 but it is a v/8 and it is not the Mexican Hemi that gets all the hype. Three eight cylinders? 4.7 5.7 6.1
The Hugger

San Francisco, CA

#16 Aug 31, 2008
Might as well add KTP to the list. Once Getrag is up. Only partial plan will be open for Linimar support, then close.
ITP1 Worker

AOL

#17 Sep 1, 2008
Ktp will close and Itp 1 and 2 will be sold
Mini-van Warrior

Ballwin, MO

#18 Sep 1, 2008
Chrysler LLC is to close St. Louis Plants!!! This situation with the St.Louis plants is a wake up call to all hard working American labors that make their living with their hands. Chrysler LLC does not care about YOU or YOUR family, they are strictly in business to bottom line a huge profit an have no boundaries or basic patriotism to a country or it's people. Corporate America is now corporate Asia, Europe or any country in which they can exploit labor and human indignities to increase their bottom line, which is an unheard of profits. An if people actually known the truth of the bottom line profits which these companies take they would revolt against the high prices that consumers pay for the products that these corporations market to the masses of people both here in America an abroad. Our UAW Local Union leadership have taken a proactive approach even though it may not save our plants here in the St. Louis area, but it has opened Pandora's box for now the big three wants billions of dollars from the US Taxpayers to retool for fuel efficient vehicles. No more give aways with out conditions for now accountability must be induced by Washington to force General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to employ Americans in our own country in our own plants and if Mexico and Canada sell a product then they may produce a product but not ship to our markets the models that are built across our national borders. Hold these corporations accountant able to human indignities to the workers who produce and buy these products here in America. Its time to stop the free trade agreements and close our boarders to outside interest in manufacturing and marketing their products here in the USA. Do you hear this China? It has gone to far out of balance, for free trade only works if it is achieved threw an equilibrium of trade. Obama has committed in his acceptance speech last night to help the big 3 retool and restructure the auto industry but it must only be done on USA soil, not Mexico, not Canada, not any other country that chooses to market their products here. Like I said UAW Local 110 leaders may not save our plant nor put money in our pockets but their efforts to Rally the politicians which is very timely now is the beginning, the planting and nurturing of a seed. Local 110 placed an ad in the Denver newspapers for the Democratic Convention which headlines,"America, Where Are YOU Now"? Please ask for a copy of this add and post it on the Internet or any place that people may read it. Time to declare war an fight for our futures and our children's futures which is an obligation that each of us gladly accepts. Our individual dignities are at stake, they make take our homes even all of our material possessions but never the passion to dream for a better tomorrow. You can make a difference an now it is our turn to make the changes necessary to insure our life styles and America's greatness. The platform of both Democratic and Republicans is "Change" so lets give them some help to step up to the plate and hit a home run for the USA and its people. Dave Sinclair who is a well known Ford dealer here in the St. Louis area says it better than I could put it. "Before YOU buy look at the labels and the origin of manufacture, buy only American, for Americans, made buy Americans"!!!
Mini-van Warrior

Ballwin, MO

#19 Sep 1, 2008
Since 2004 to July 2008 Chrysler LLC sold 1,622,242.00 Mini-Vans in the USA which Americans bought and currently drive, during the same time period Chrysler only sold in Canada 274,986.00 Mini-vans in Canada. Still they close our St. Louis plant and support Canadian production with 3 shifts and weekend work. Chrysler a year ago wanted our UAW local union to make concessions and we did the acceptance of team concept an other inventive production methods which the corporation now use in other assembly plants which it was the St. Louis work force who bench marked these new and creative methods. Our cost one of the lowest in the industry an our quality again a benchmark for any American mini-van plant in the industry. So June being our best month in the history of our plant since the opening in 1959, they announce our closure at the end of October 2008. That's not just a kick in the face to all of us here in the St.Louis South Plant but the fact is when each one of us UAW auto workers loose a job there are 5.28 other Missourians will also loose their jobs too. To truly understand the impact do the math for when 3,000 people loose their UAW Auto worker jobs many other families are also affected too. All we are asking is that we want to, "Build" em where you Sell'em"! That's right here in the USA!!!! Now Chrysler LLC, they want money from the the US Federal government to restructure the auto business to more fuel efficient cars, then ask the Canadian government for the Billions of dollars that YOU need an not the good people of the USA. Would be ashamed if your Mini-van sales also now was dependent only on Canada that would be justifications for the kick in the face you gave us Americans. Again I agree with Dave Sinclair check the origin of manufacture an just say "NO" to foreign products and that includes the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country!!!! Including the Dodge Challenger, the Charger, the 300C, and the list goes on!!!!
This is only the start for not long all American industry will be gone from our great country. The politicians say they are going to fix the problem and bring change to America. Yes, change is happening for just got a letter from Chrysler that our payroll department is closing as of September 1st, 2008 and we have been given a toll free number to call if we have a problem with our pay checks. One problem the person on the other end of the telephone line can't speak English very well and talk about being upset when you can't even communicate your problem that it may be resolved. Perhaps we should out source Washington starting with both political parties can't be any worse than what we have right now. Problem is we would have to pay some one to take them off our hands!!!!
had enough

United States

#20 Sep 1, 2008
Bush wrote:
<quoted text>Whats their inventory supply in working days on those models?
nitro 210 days liberty 160 days

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