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Via Automotive News

FCA cancels summer shutdowns at several N.A. plants

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June 17, 2020

DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said several of its North America plants will not have summer shutdowns this year "in order to meet strong consumer demand."

The plants that will remain open through the summer build vehicles such as the Ram 1500, Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, and Dodge's muscle cars.

Those plants are Jefferson North Assembly in Detroit; Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio; Sterling Heights Assembly in suburban Detroit; Brampton Assembly in Ontario; Saltillo Truck Assembly in Mexico; and Saltillo Van Assembly.

FCA said the following plants will still observe a shutdown this summer of either one or two weeks:

  • Warren Truck Assembly in suburban Detroit, which will close the weeks of June 29 and July 6. FCA said Warren Truck's shutdown "will extend through the end of September as retooling continues for the launch of the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer."
  • Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois, which builds the Jeep Cherokee, will be down the week of Aug. 17.
  • Windsor Assembly Plant in Canada that produces FCA's minivans will be down the weeks of July 20 and July 27.
  • Toluca Assembly Plant in Mexico will be down for four weeks for model changeover beginning July 6.
The automaker said "powertrain, stamping and component plants will align work patterns to support assembly production schedules."



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So guys, are we thinking 2021MY JL’s will start production before the originally posted August date?!
 

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The way the 2020s are popping out I'd say yes because they don't really have to change anything. A couple of auto plants have had grumbling from the workers with a couple of covids and one plant about a quarter of the workers are staying home refusing to work until covid is gone. UAW informed their workers a couple of weeks ago to probably not plan for a summer shutdown. And they are telling the stay at home workers they won't stand in the way if the company fires them.
 

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The way the 2020s are popping out I'd say yes because they don't really have to change anything. A couple of auto plants have had grumbling from the workers with a couple of covids and one plant about a quarter of the workers are staying home refusing to work until covid is gone. UAW informed their workers a couple of weeks ago to probably not plan for a summer shutdown. And they are telling the stay at home workers they won't stand in the way if the company fires them.
I’ve been eyeing those 2020 stickers and they seem to be moving like crazy. Not to get political, but I really don’t think COVID-19 is going anywhere for 2-3 years at least. That’s a long time to wait.
 

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Has anyone ordered a 2021? Wondering if this means they’ll extend 2020 (to make up for lost sales) or if they already cut to 2021 production.
 

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Has anyone ordered a 2021? Wondering if this means they’ll extend 2020 (to make up for lost sales) or if they already cut to 2021 production.
Yes 2021 orders are going in. No more 2020 orders. They are finishing the backlog of 2020 orders.
 

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Has anyone ordered a 2021? Wondering if this means they’ll extend 2020 (to make up for lost sales) or if they already cut to 2021 production.
They opened 2021 orders a month earlier than planned. 2020 is closed.
 

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The way the 2020s are popping out I'd say yes because they don't really have to change anything. A couple of auto plants have had grumbling from the workers with a couple of covids and one plant about a quarter of the workers are staying home refusing to work until covid is gone. UAW informed their workers a couple of weeks ago to probably not plan for a summer shutdown. And they are telling the stay at home workers they won't stand in the way if the company fires them.
That will change when the extra $600 per week unemployment benefit ends in July.
 

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Inventory is certainly low (esp. since we want a 2 door). I can't find dealers yet willing to go anywhere near the 13% off MSRP custom order that I had gotten in 2019. Best I've gotten was invoice minus holdback, which I think is around 8% back from MSRP. Not enough for me to pull the trigger. I can wait another 6 months if needed.
 

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I’ve been eyeing those 2020 stickers and they seem to be moving like crazy. Not to get political, but I really don’t think COVID-19 is going anywhere for 2-3 years at least. That’s a long time to wait.
That’s not being political, that’s following science and facts.
 

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They better cancel vacation. My local dealer has less than 10 JL/JT vehicles left on the lot. I was there for the clutch recall, and the sales side was busy
 

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Well as much as it sucks that they don't get that vacation, I think its a nice indicator that things are still pretty normal with our economy.
 



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