Toledo Jeep plant to shut down for 7 weeks

Posted by Kate Oatis

TOLEDO -- Jeep workers at the Toledo North Assembly Plant will be laid off for 7 weeks beginning July 7. The plant will resume production on Aug. 25.

The plant closing is due to lagging sales of the Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty, News 11 has learned. Workers will receive full benefits and 95 percent of their pay.

The first week of that layover is to be considered a model changeover vacation. The remaining six weeks will take place to reduce the volume of vehicles produced.

The Jeep plant at Supplier Park will shut down for just one week, beginning July 1.