DETROIT - June 30, 2008 -- Chrysler announced today that the Newark Delaware Assembly plant will be closed until August 18th.
The plant closed Monday the 23rd for the annual planned re-tooling. A third week was also planned for an annual company wide vacation period.
The announcement today adds another five weeks that Chrysler spokesman Ed Saenz says is for inventory adjustment due to sales.
The workers will receive unemployment benefits and supplemental pay equal to about 95-percent of their take-home pay.