Chrysler looking to sell two axle plants, get leaner and meaner

Chrysler is looking to offload two of its axle plants in an effort to limit its in-house parts production. The automaker has already offered to sell both plants to American Axle & Manufacturing and Dana Corp. for $400 million, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately for Chrysler, however, there hasn't been much interest in the offer. The move could also include the closure of Detroit Axle and the purchase of Chrysler's unfinished plant in Marysville. All of this is further proof that the Cerberus-owned automaker is making a serious attempt to pair down its production facilities and lessen its overhead.
[Source: Wall Street Journal, Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty]

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