The extension is an adjustment, according to Chrysler, in response to continued economic gloom that's hit the auto industry hard, and Chrysler even harder. January 2009 has been difficult for Chrysler so far, with sales off 53 percent, giving the Pentastar the dubious honor of being down more than its Detroit colleagues. Minivan and Viper facilities get an even longer break. The Windsor, Ontario and Conner Avenue plants don't reopen until February 2nd, a date that was part of the initial extended shutdown plan.
[Source: Auto News - sub req]