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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