On Wednesday June 13 Chrysler
will be announcing a third plant to build its new generation Phoenix V-6
engines. In recent weeks, Chrysler has already broken ground on a new plant in Trenton, MI and announced plans to build a second plant in Saltillo Mexico
. The third plant will be the existing Kenosha, WI plant that they inherited when they bought American Motors.
The 1.9 million square foot Kenosha plant will be retooled to build the new engines. All the usual state and local politicos will be hand to take their share of the credit for keeping jobs in Kenosha. Production of the new engines should begin in 2009.