• Feb 16th 2008 at 10:31AM
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After a five-day shutdown due to a mechanical glitch at Chrysler's Belvidere stamping plant, the facility will again be able to resume building the Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot. In the short term, Chrysler will keep the assembly facility running smoothly by outsourcing stamping to other nearby plants. The shutdown came only weeks before the Belvidere plant permanently drops one shift, which will result in the indefinite layoff of 1,000 workers. With a tough economy in which automakers are struggling to sell units, it's unlikely many people will have difficulty finding a Caliber, Compass, or Patriot as a result of the temporary shutdown.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Thank goodness, the world cannot get enough Calibers and Compasses!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah they can. Try any Dollar rental lot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Aww, now my brother has to get back to work, and leave his Florida vacation home. ;)

      • 7 Years Ago
      Almost as many as Ford Focus & 500
      • 7 Years Ago
      The need to get rid of those old fashion front antennas
      and re-do the interiors as promised to get me back into the showroom. The outside of the Patriot looks really nice, but a shame the rushed them out w/o a nice interior.
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