WINDSOR, ON—Stellantis NV has idled production at its assembly plant here, where it makes the Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
The plant, which employs almost 4,300 people, will be idled the week of July 10 due to supply chain issues. Skilled trade workers and apprentices will report to their regular shifts.
“Stellantis continues to work closely with our suppliers to mitigate the manufacturing impacts caused by the various supply chain issues facing our industry,” spokeswoman Ann Marie Fortunate said in a statement. “As the situation continues to be very fluid, we are making production adjustments as necessary to minimize additional production impact.”
The company has confirmed summer shutdowns for other plants. The carmaker’s assembly plant in Belvidere, IL, which produces the Jeep Cherokee crossover, will idle the week of July 18, while the company’s assembly plant in Toledo, OH, home of the Jeep Wrangler SUV and Gladiator pickup, will take downtime the week of July 25.The assembly plant in Toluca, Mexico, will stop production of the Jeep Compass for the week of Aug. 8. The assembly plant in Sterling Heights, MI, which makes the Ram 1500, will be down the week of Aug. 22.