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There are some things about which you never want to misspeak. Your wife's birthday, your child's age and we can now add plant closings to that list. On the day Chrysler LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, CEO Robert Nardelli was on the phone with Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and the state's congressional delegates. During the call, Nardelli was asked if the state's plant in Kenosha that employs 800 people would remain open. The outgoing Chrysler CEO (as soon as this whole bankruptcy thing gets clea

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.

UAW local 372 in Trenton, MI voted to approve a tentative agreement with Chrysler that would change the way things are run at the Trenton engine plant (shown). Significant changes reported by The Car Connection include new work rules, big reductions in job classifications and changes to how work time is counted that will lead to fewer overtime hours.

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