Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Chrysler to idle Sterling Heights plant next week

Mon Oct 8, 2007 11:45am EDT

DETROIT, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Chrysler LLC will idle its assembly plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, next week, sources familiar with the situation said on Monday.

The plant, which makes the Dodge Avenger and the Chrysler Sebring, will also be idled for a week in November, one source said. Chrysler declined comment.

This week, Chrysler is idling six other assembly plants, including one in Mexico, as it responds to building inventory levels, the company said on Sunday.

The United Auto Workers union has set a Wednesday deadline for reaching a new labor agreement with the automaker and has threatened a strike if no deal is reached by then. (Reporting by Jui Chakravorty, editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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