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Chrysler Sterling Heights Plant Celebrates Future With New Chrysler 200

on March 18, 2014

CBS Detroit

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WWJ)  – The auto plant that would not be closed celebrates a big victory Friday with the ceremonial launch of the all new Chrysler 200.

The vehicle is built in an all-new body shop, and painted in an all-new paint shop, in a plant that — according to original plans — would be an empty lot or rusting hulk today.

“It’s been amazing,” said Tyree Minner, manager of Chrysler’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. “This work force is a work force that never gives up.”

Dozens of auto assembly plants closed during the past decade; Sterling Heights was the only one to be pulled from the scrap heap and given a future. That future is being celebrated at Friday’s ceremony.

When Chrysler filed for bankruptcy back in 2009, Sterling Heights Assembly was put into “Old Carco, LLC” as a facility that was not deemed worthy of being a part…

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