Toledo Wrangler plant to avoid summer shutdown

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Workers who build Jeep Wranglers in Toledo will not see their normal summer shutdown this year. It is a matter of supply and demand, and demand is currently high.

Chrysler announced Wednesday the Toledo South Assembly Plant and Supplier Park will remain open through the summer. Usually, the plant has a two-week break.

Jeep Liberty assembly workers at the Toledo North plant will see a shutdown the weeks of July 2 and July 9, 2012.

The decision not to shut down comes a day after Chrysler announced huge demand for Jeep Wranglers. Jeep sold 34 percent more Wranglers in April of 2012 than in the same month of 2011.

Chrysler's sales in April jumped 20 percent. The company also made $473 million between January and March, posting its best three months in 13 years.

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