TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Automaker Chrysler says it is forgoing plans for the traditional summer shutdown at four plants, including a northwest Ohio facility that makes the Jeep Wrangler.
A union official in Toledo tells The Blade ( http://bit.ly/JfZYKi ) newspaper that it's good news for workers there who normally would be off for two weeks without pay around the July Fourth holiday.
The plant will stay open because of strong demand for the Wrangler. Chrysler says sales are up 30 percent over a year ago.
Chrysler plants in Detroit, Belvidere, Ill., and Toluca, Mexico also will skip the usual two-week shutdown to keep up with demand.
Chrysler says it will go ahead with plans to halt production of the Jeep Liberty in Toledo for two weeks in July, though its sales are up, too.